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Re : Need advice pleeeease!!

Postby debbie78 » Mon Jun 07, 638315 7:58 am

Great pressures! And I echo what everyone else has said. :)

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Re : Need advice pleeeease!!

Postby fiona » Wed May 26, 638315 8:43 pm

Yep - if it's the steroid injections, they'll just give the baby a boost in case you deliver early.

That BP is amazing!

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Re : Need advice pleeeease!!

Postby onesock » Wed May 26, 638315 5:50 pm

I got them "just in case" and no problems here.

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Re : Need advice pleeeease!!

Postby heather j » Wed May 26, 638315 12:28 pm

Are you talking about steroid injections, Karina? If so, we see many of posters getting steroid injections for baby's lungs as a precautionary measure, especially with a history of PE or early deliveries. To my knowledge (from what I remember having read before here), there aren't any risks to the baby with the injections. If you are concerned, I'd certainly ask the doctor to explain the reason behind it a little more in depth. If you want, you could use the search feature at the top of the page - type in steroid injections; it should pull up plenty of posts from folks who've had them before. HTH!

[For what it's worth, if I'd been offered them during my last pregnancy, I would've accepted them.]

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Re : Need advice pleeeease!!

Postby julieb » Wed May 26, 638315 11:43 am

I know that in my next pregnancy I will be getting the steroid injections around the time that my son was delivered, just in case. My MFM said there is not really a negative but they can really be beneficial to the baby if early delivery would be needed.

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Re : Need advice pleeeease!!

Postby mommy1st » Wed May 26, 638315 11:33 am

Just echoeing what Holly said I took would take them if my dr. wanted me to.

Hope this helps!

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Re : Need advice pleeeease!!

Postby hols537 » Wed May 26, 638315 9:30 am

I haven't been in that particular situation and don't know the potential risks, but I think your doctor wouldn't be recommending it if he didn't think the benefits outweighed the risks given your particular situation. I personally would accept them if offered (and would have in my last pregnancy).

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Need advice pleeeease!!

Postby diego de jesus » Wed May 26, 638315 7:15 am

Hi girls,
I know its been long but to update you I am 31 weeks pregnant, the baby looks great,
he weighs 4 pounds and the doc. says he's growing wonderfully. Here's the question:
Where I live in the D.R. there are no MFM's so I am being treated by my ob. My pressures have been 100/60- 90/60 so they've been pretty good. Today I went to my appt. and he told prescribed hormone injections for the babys lungs in case something goes wrong. I am not sure if I should take them, what do you think I should do? Has someone had them just in case? Please help? I really appreciate all your opinions :-}

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