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She is pregnant also so she talked to her obgyn about it and we don't really use that test at all in Europe. We rather resort to ultrasounds of the cervix to measure its length and whether it's opening as predictor for preterm labor. I wonder though if that test is kind of expensive and hence used.... ????
I have to do the test every 14 days now. I don't really understand why they insist on it, but it's just a swap and not a full vaginal examination so I don't object. I had some preterm labor since early June, late June I had to go to the ER and they gave me Terbutaline which stopped it at least (every 4 minutes, as strong as regular labor). I now have the pills in case they come back, but so far I was lucky.
I talked to my sister in Europe about the test (she's a doctor in research) and she doesn't like it - not really accurate. She is pregnant also so she talked to her obgyn about it and we don't really use that test at all in Europe. We rather resort to ultrasounds of the cervix to measure its length and whether it's opening as predictor for preterm labor. I wonder though if that test is kind of expensive and hence used.... ????
My obgyn did order a cervix ultrasound (takes about 20 seconds to get that measurement) however the ultrasound place claims they dont do that after 30 weeks (why???). Still waiting for a call... Frustrating...
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