Thursday, April 11, 2013

Doctor's Appointments

Yesterday was my first fetal fibranecton test-- I should have at least two more of these test done at 32 and 34 weeks... I go back on the 24th for my 32 week one.

What Is Fetal Fibronectin (fFN)?

Fetal fibronectin (also known as fFN) is a “glue-like” protein that bonds your developing baby to your uterus. Fetal fibronectin is detectable in vaginal secretions in the very beginning of pregnancy, when this bond is first forming, and then again at the end of pregnancy, when your body is getting ready to deliver your baby.

How does fetal fibronectin work?

fFN is a special protein that literally holds your baby in place in the womb. After the 35th week of pregnancy, it begins to break down naturally, and is detectable. If your body is getting ready to give birth prematurely, fFN may be detected before week 35.

I was SO relieved to hear the word "NEGATIVE" for once hearing that word was a GOOD thing... So we are praying to hear that 2 more times...  This allows me to keep going on with normal life and working... If the test becomes positive at any point then i will be on strict bed rest and steroid shots to get baby Adelynn's lungs developed.

I have mentally prepared myself for a preterm baby with high hopes I will not experience this time and I will get to experience the "normal" birth and have a baby to room in with me... Pray Pray Pray.. 30 weeeks tomorrow!! 10 more to go... 

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