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March 14th, 2012, 10:29 AM
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Those of you who got steroid shots to mature your preemie's lungs before birth, how many weeks along were you when you got them? Our doula has a client who is 34 weeks 5 days and has gone into preterm labor, and they aren't giving her steroids because they said she's too far along, so, the doula asked me if I knew what the normal cut-off was and I wasn't sure so I thought I'd ask here!
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March 14th, 2012, 04:21 PM
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I had mine at 25 weeks but they told me that the cut off for me was going to be 32 or 33 weeks.
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March 15th, 2012, 01:26 AM
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I had mine at 31 weeks and had c-section at 32 weeks. I was told they give steroid injection to those who haven't reached at 32 weeks since this is when the fetal lungs develop.
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March 15th, 2012, 05:04 AM
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Yeah with Daniel they wouldn't give them. The cut off is 34 weeks here.
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March 19th, 2012, 05:19 AM
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I got them (not in time to help, unfortunately) and I was 29 weeks.
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March 19th, 2012, 10:34 AM
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Thanks ladies--they told her 34 weeks was the cut off, which made sense to me since I knew if I'd made it that far, that's when they would have induced me.
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March 21st, 2012, 05:45 PM
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I got mine at 25w4d and 25w5d.
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March 28th, 2012, 06:44 PM
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(I'm a lurker with a recent NICU grad) I got my steroid shots at 32 and 32+2 the cut off for my MFM is 34+6 anything after that he won't give them.
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