Thank you to PreTRM Test for sponsoring today’s post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
I have been so lucky and blessed to have experienced two full term pregnancies. Abigail came promptly on her due date and Miss Mabel was born at 38 weeks + 2 days. I was shocked when Mabel came almost two weeks before her due date, because I was mentally prepared to go to her due date and beyond! I remember being so worried that she might not be ready and not be okay since it was early. Thankfully, it wasn’t an issue for her at all- it was the perfect time for her to be born! But, I can only imagine the fear that comes from premature labor and delivery.
Did you know in the U.S. that 1 out of 10 pregnancies ends in premature birth?
Enter PreTRM test. The first and only prenatal blood test that is clinically validated to be an excellent predictor of preterm birth in all asymptomatic women who are pregnant with one baby, early in her pregnancy.
- The best predictor of preterm birth is a previous spontaneous preterm birth. However, 40% of women who have a premature birth are first time moms
- The PreTRM® test is truly breakthrough in helping to reduce the global problem of premature birth. It is the first and only prenatal blood test that is clinically validated to be an excellent predictor of premature birth in all women who are pregnant with one baby, early in her pregnancy.
- The PreTRM test is a prenatal blood test that is ordered by a woman’s healthcare provider and drawn during the 19th or 20th week of pregnancy. Results are delivered back to the healthcare provider where he/she will have a consultation with the patient and determine the next steps in her pregnancy management, based on the individualized risk assessment.
Predicting early provides doctors with the information they need to proactively monitor your pregnancy more closely if the result is high-risk. This information also gives you the opportunity to prepare for an early delivery and plan accordingly. Alternatively, receiving a low risk result can provide you with the reassurance and peace of mind that you aren’t at a higher risk for delivering early.
The PreTRM test was clinically validated by the PAPR study (Proteomic Assessment of Preterm Risk) and published in a top-tier peer-reviewed journal (American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology) in May 2016. This study, the largest of its kind, was a multi-center, prospective study designed to develop and validate the PreTRM test. The study collected blood samples from 5,501 pregnant women across 11 clinical sites and was representative of asymptomatic singleton pregnancies (carrying only one child) in the U.S.
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Have you or anyone in your family experienced preterm birth? Would you take the PreTRM test?