32 weeks pregnant mother

Question: i had two earlier abortions at 21 and 8 weeks respectively. 32 weeks pregnant now, Dr. suggested to plan for pre natal steroid administration at 35 weeks. what does this means ?please throw a light on this..feeling nervous!

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Answer: Do not worry. Your doctor will induce a labour within 7days of starting the steroid course for you. These medications lower the risk of miscarriages or any vaginal abnormality that can hamper childbirth at 35weeks. You will be given steroidal injections most common is betamethasone. So in 24hrs gap you will be injected twice. And you will deliver within a week. This medication reduces late miscarriage and you can expect your child to be under medical supervision such as NICU for a week or more. What's the current baby weight in your sonography if it is somewhere 1.5kgs than its ok. You must consult your Dr about specific pregnancy risk such as membrane disease, or your baby has undeveloped lungs before the treatment us started. Rest assured it is performed but you must ask what shall be the reason its performed on you. Hope it helps! Take care
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