Friday, February 6, 2009

29 weeks...and thank goodness for the FFN test

Pin It Getting bigger, but not big enough. ;)

Yesterday, I spent a few hours in the Labor & Delivery unit at our hospital. I have a lot of contractions normally, but yesterday was especially active. My doc wants no more than 6 in an hour at this point; I was having 15 or more an hour for 3 straight hours... they were every 2-5 minutes from when I started timing them at 8:00 am until they unhooked me at 2:00 something.

At the hospital, they checked my cervix (still tight and closed), and gave me what is called a fetal fibronectin test. If it comes back negative, the chances of going in to labor are around 1% in the next 2 weeks; positive -- well, I would be on bed-rest and off work. :P I'm not quite ready for that, so I was grateful for the negative. Now, I just have to go in if the cx's change (i.e. become painful or have something else unusual with them).


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