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Old Jun 29th, 2016, 17:47 PM   1
wish4baby
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Please tell me everything you know about steroid shots!


Hi all,
So this little guy is probably coming early...at my specialist appointment today, she brought up the steroid shots. Next time I see her, I will be a day shy of 25 weeks. I don't know ANYTHING about them, so I didn't even know what to ask.
It sounded like we would either get them at my next appointment, or decide when I would get them at that appointment.
We do not know when baby is coming, up until today all that's been said is our goal is 34-36 weeks - and that they will deliver (via c-section) when the uterine wall is no longer measurable or when/if they see any tears (this my 6th c/s, lower wall is measuring 2.5mm at 22+5, rupture concerns apparently)

Anyways, what do I need to know? What are your experiences? Guess I will start googling endlessly lol...I am on a modified bedrest & taking it really easy so I should have time to become an expert



 
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Old Jun 30th, 2016, 09:49 AM   2
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They're pretty straight forward--one in one hip/butt cheek on day one, the other on the other side on day two. I didn't think they hurt much, but some people do. I don't remember any side effects. My twins came at 33 weeks, and I got the shots at 31 weeks. I believe that if you last to 34-36 weeks, you may actually have 2 rounds of shots.



 
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Old Jun 30th, 2016, 10:30 AM   3
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I got them with my twins when I went into pre term at 29.5 weeks, in the butt cheek didn't really hurt but it was good precaution!



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Old Jun 30th, 2016, 16:49 PM   4
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Mine did sting quite a bit but it was ok! I had them at 24 weeks as they thought baby might be born then. I've now got a c section booked for 35 weeks sand having steroids redone at 34 weeks x



 
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Old Jul 1st, 2016, 06:43 AM   5
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Had them at 34 weeks with my first and 35 weeks with my 3rd.
In my thigh and bum.
I won't lie they hurt, a lot. It's like a sting with being kicked at the sand time.
I would recommend having them for sure.x



 
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Old Jul 1st, 2016, 16:08 PM   6
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Thanks for the info

I have spent some time researching and of course there's a ton of conflicting info

Some questions I have, that I will go over with my doc (but would love input here in the meantime)

how long do the benefits last? *some sites are saying only about 10-14 days (so if I had the shots at 25 weeks, the baby only benefits if delivered before 27 weeks)

Is it safe to have multiple "rounds"? *many sites are saying it's not safe to have them more than once

I'm thinking instead of just blindly getting the shots at 25 weeks, it may be better to wait until we are fairly sure he'll be coming within 2 weeks.

Is it true we really only need about 48 hrs notice for the shots to go into effect??
So if my specialist says, I'm seeing an area that is non measurable & is about to rupture, I could have time to get the 2 needed shots (hopefully)?



 
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Old Jul 6th, 2016, 05:21 AM   7
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I had mine at 29 wks when I went into labour. I had them both in my thigh. Massive needle verry painful but worth it



 
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Old Jul 6th, 2016, 05:58 AM   8
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Ive just had mine redone so I assume it's safe to have them multiple times. I didn't even think to question my dr on it but I do trust my hospital so I think it's fine.

Chat to your health care providers about your research if you're not sure though. You need to have your mind at rest about it.

Yes I was told 48 hours to take affect so I'm having 2 jabs 24 hours apart, my c section is next Wednesday and consultant said they both have to be done before next Monday.

Good luck!



 
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Old Jul 8th, 2016, 12:31 PM   9
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48hr affect yes. I only got chance to have the one lot but they were going to do them again if I lasted that long. Rio was born at 32 weeks, 5 days after my shots and needed only one day of cpap. X



 
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Old Aug 25th, 2016, 04:47 AM   10
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I had them in last pregnancy 4 shots 12 hours apart not sore at all but my leg went dead lol

I had my daughter at 31 weeks and she never needed help breathing



 
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