im currently 35 weeks with my DD2. Baby is already fully engaged and contractions are pretty regular although no closer than 15 mins and not getting any stronger.
my question is at what point do LO stop needing steriod injections if they are born early?
I have been and the advice was to go home and rest, but general feeling from MW is it wont be long. I had my DD at 37 weeks and i know she didnt need any injections.
It varies according to the baby really, some hospitals consider 37 weeks to be full term and most 36 weekers I know haven't needed any help at all- but like with all things, some 42 weekers need help too.
if you've beens ent home by MW thats a good sign atm, just make sure you keep in touch if things progress
Thanks, they are saying she will be little but my last one was only 5lb but healthy. My understanding is steriods need 2 lots 12 hours apart, so i guess it would be pretty useless giving them if i labour tonight. God Ihope not!
Lisa - after you reach 36 weeks they don't tend to bother with steroids unless they think there may be an issue. Ooh how exciting for you. Hope you get to 37 weeks though - otherwise your LO will be technically a preemie.