Sometimes the symptoms are real but the risk isn’t

Sometimes the symptoms are real but the risk isn’t

A fetal fibronectin test predicts your risk of going into labour in the near future. When it says you’re not going to deliver, the fetal fibronectin test is highly reliable (>99%).1

A clinically proven, powerful indicator for planning and peace of mind.

Know the Symptoms

Pregnant women experiencing these symptoms should talk to their doctor or midwife and ask if testing might be right for them. 

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Test Your Knowledge

Fetal fibronectin is a “glue-like” protein that holds the baby in place in the uterus.

No

Fetal fibronectin is a “glue-like” protein that bonds the baby to the uterus. Fetal fibronectin is detectable at the very beginning of pregnancy, when this bond is first forming, and then again at the end of pregnancy, when the body is getting ready to deliver.

(Source: www.marchofdimes.com)

Yes

Fetal fibronectin is a “glue-like” protein that bonds the baby to the uterus. Fetal fibronectin is detectable at the very beginning of pregnancy, when this bond is first forming, and then again at the end of pregnancy, when the body is getting ready to deliver.

(Source: www.marchofdimes.com)

Preterm birth can lead to lifelong problems for the baby.

No

While many babies who are born premature are okay, half of the babies born with neurological disorders are born preterm. These problems can include deafness, blindness, mental retardation, and cerebral palsy.

(Source: www.marchofdimes.com)

Yes

While many babies who are born premature are okay, half of the babies born with neurological disorders are born preterm. These problems can include deafness, blindness, mental retardation, and cerebral palsy.

(Source: www.marchofdimes.com)

Only women who have known risk factors, such as a previous preterm delivery, are at risk of having their baby prematurely.

Yes

There are risk factors for preterm birth, yet many women without known risk factors still deliver early. That’s why it’s important to know the symptoms of preterm labor.

(Source: http://www.marchofdimes.com)

No

There are risk factors for preterm birth, yet many women without known risk factors still deliver early. That’s why it’s important to know the symptoms of preterm labor.

(Source: www.marchofdimes.com)

Premature birth, or a birth before 37 weeks gestation, is rare in the United States.

Yes

Premature birth is common in the United States: According to the March of Dimes, 1 in 10 births in the United States is preterm — that’s 500,000 preterm births each year.

(Source: www.marchofdimes.com)

No

Premature birth is common in the United States: According to the March of Dimes, 1 in 10 births in the United States is preterm — that’s 500,000 preterm births each year.

(Source: www.marchofdimes.com)

Menstrual-like cramps, contractions, and backache can be symptoms of preterm birth.

No

The symptoms of preterm birth can feel like menstrual symptoms, such as cramps, contractions, and backache.

(Source: www.marchofdimes.com)

Yes

The symptoms of preterm birth can feel like menstrual symptoms, such as cramps, contractions, and backache.

(Source: www.marchofdimes.com)

References

  1. Rapid fFN for the TliIQ System [package insert]. AW-04196-002, Rev. 003. Marlborough, MA: Hologic, Inc.; 2015.
 

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