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General Category => Preterm Labor: Anything and Everything => Topic started by: Angela on March 28, 2009 at 12:26 AM

Title: Paging Taryn: info on steroid shots (corticosteroid injections)
Post by: Angela on March 28, 2009 at 12:26 AM
Hi, Taryn.
I always feel strange saying welcome to the board, when it is often such difficult circumstances that bring people here. But you are welcomed, and I hope you'll reach out to us as much as you'd like. I wanted to direct you to some info on the steroid shots. Here's an overview: http://www.keepemcookin.com/prevention.aspx (about three-fourths the way down the page).

And here's an article, from 2/2/09, on the most current study about doing a second round of steroids if/when labor appears to be imminent:
http://www.keepemcookin.com/news.aspx

Hope those help! This is such a stressful time, so I hope our group can provide you with reassurance whenever we can!
Title: Re: Paging Taryn: info on steroid shots (corticosteroid injections)
Post by: Taryn on March 28, 2009 at 03:45 PM
Thank you Angela for the welcome.  Even though its difficult circumstances that brought me here, its a comforting place to come to.

I can't remember if I mentioned this on my post but it took me almost 4 years to get pregnant and I joined an infertility support group on Facebook, and I have found a lot of great friends on there, and if it wasn't for them, I would have lost my mind, and that group is not one you want to especially join either.

I will check out the links, thank you, I did have the steroid shots before, but all I was ever told about them was it was to mature the babys lungs, didn't really know much more about it, so thank you for that.