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    I had a positive fetal fibronectic test when I was 29 weeks with my first baby and was told that I'd birth her within two weeks. I went on to birth her at 41 + 2 weeks.

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    I had one when my waters were leaking with my premmie that was born 24hrs after the test. The test came up inconclusive so was a total waste of time and interfered with down there for no reason. I am high risk again this time for a premmie and will be declining if this test is needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goosey01 View Post
    Are you at risk of early labour?
    Yes but I am 34+5 now so not really worried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbf2plus2 View Post
    I had a positive fetal fibronectic test when I was 29 weeks with my first baby and was told that I'd birth her within two weeks. I went on to birth her at 41 + 2 weeks.
    I heard the positive can be very wrong. Makes me wonder how a negative can be so right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by petrult View Post
    I had one when my waters were leaking with my premmie that was born 24hrs after the test. The test came up inconclusive so was a total waste of time and interfered with down there for no reason. I am high risk again this time for a premmie and will be declining if this test is needed.
    I don't blame you!

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    I don't blame anyone deciding against it either!

    I think...if the proteins are found, then YES it is accurate that your body is on the brink of labour or you have/have had a leak. They aren't going to detect the protein without a leak or real contraction, however small. However this doesn't mean that you are going to deliver.

    But a negative test doesn't mean that the proteins haven't been released or that you haven't had a leak, it just means the swab failed to swipe any. So, not necessarily accurate.

    But a fairly pointless test if you ask me.

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    I had a negative test on the Friday with my prem and on the Tuesday I went into Labour. Drs stopped it but my waters broke the Wednesday morning and I went into labour again the following Monday & bub was delivered Tuesday at 25 weeks.

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    They just seem to be relying on it so much that it makes me wonder how many women are being sent away

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    Definitely over used.

    Especially as the potential to actually stop preterm labour beyond the 48hours needed for steroid administration is slim to none, and the early physical signs confirming preterm labour normally can be managed enough for that window anyway. Obviously, it CAN be stopped in some women (pp included) but that is very rare, and lucky!

    The key causes of immediate delivery without without a window for steroids (major placental abruption, excessive external trauma) don't ordinarily have precursors anyway.

    I think the important message is to listen to your body - if you're concerned, then seek help and/or a second opinion.

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    Yes, i had this swab test done when i went into the hospital with backache at 35 weeks and after all the monitors my ob was sure i was in labor. It came back negative, so we had a go at keeping bub in. But he came 2 days later anyway.

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