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Posted by: Karli | 2006/10/24

Steriod injections

Hi,
I am 25 weeks pregnant with twins.
My gynae has recommended steriod injs starting at 27 weeks for lung maturing..are there any side effects?I have to be in hospital overnight.

Regards

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Hallo Karli
No, it is safe with no side-effects. The overnight is probably to make sure the babies are OK, since twins sometimes like to arrive a bit early.
Welma

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Posted by: sinead | 2007/01/22

hi my name is sinead i am now 22weeks pregnant with my second child and must have steriod injections. i just want to kmow are these safe?

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Posted by: Spooky | 2006/11/07

HI Karli. don't worry. the docters know what they are doing, I had my little girl at 34 weeks, she had an ovarian cyst wich grew at 2mm p. day so we had no choice but to do a c - section (wich I hated) and the to operate on her. The important thing was that she was safe, and healthy. I were in hospital with high blood pressure for two weeks before she arrived, so I got my injections wich I belived helped her lungs to develop faster and because of that, she was onlyin icu for a week. enjoy your twins!

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