PRETERM LABOR AND BIRTH part 11

Preterm birth 1

 

What are corticosteroids?

Corticosteroids are drugs that cross the placenta and help speed up development of the fetus’s lungs, brain, digestive organs.  Corticosteroids are most likely  to help your fetus when they are given between 24 weeks  of pregnancy and 34 weeks of pregnancy. They also may be given between 23 and 24 weeks of pregnancy.

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