Betamethesone linked to early puberty?

User - posted on 03/25/2017 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I was given 2 betamethesone shots during my pregnancy when I had preterm labor. I understand that it's for lung maturity. However, although my contractions had stopped, I don't see the need for the second shot. Now my daughter is 8 and she is diagnosed with central precocious puberty. She started developing boobs at age 6 and looks like a teenager at age 8. It is a steroid and does effect hormones. I've also read a story of a nurse mom whose daughter also has precocious puberty and believes it was due to the betamethesone shot. Anyone else have similar story?

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Sarah - posted on 03/25/2017

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I have cared for hundreds and hundreds of women who received steroids for lung maturity. I don't think it has anything to do with early onset puberty. More likely is the food we feed kids today. Hormone loaded meat, dairy and loads of artificial coloring and preservatives.

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