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Herman, MN
A 42-year-old female asked:

29wks preg, contractions, cervix little soft/thin. neg fetal fibronectin, positive vaginal bacteriosum, put on flagyl. still contract. early baby?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Call the Ob-Gyn Dr.: A 29-week pregnant woman with a tummy that gets hard can call her Ob-Gyn doctor and go get re-examined at the doctor's office or at the hospital's labor and delivery ward. The doctor will be checking for preterm labor, which can lead to a preterm birth (and all the problems that come with premature babies). Preterm labor is serious, so it is important to be examined by an experienced physician.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Close follow up: Your FFN test was negative which is a great test predicting that 95% of those with a negative test will not labor in the weeks after the test. Your doctor will need to continue to monitor you. Steroids can be considered to accelerate fetal lung maturity. Your doctor may want to check your cervical length via ultrasound.
Last updated Nov 28, 2017


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