Dr Deepika Tiwari, Gynecologist, Gurgaon 9911821669
Corticosteroids have been used for many years in women who are thought to have a high chance of having their baby early. Premature babies (born before 37 weeks) have an increased risk of health problems, particularly with breathing, feeding and infection. These problems tend to be more severe the earlier the baby is born.
A single course of corticosteroids has been shown to help with a baby’s development and therefore will increase the chance of your baby surviving, once born. It also lessens the chance of your baby having serious complications after birth such as breathing problems due to the lungs not being fully developed, bleeding into the brain, serious infection or bowel inflammation.