Steroid jabs and low fluids? πŸ˜¦πŸ˜•

Melissa - posted on 10/21/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Hello, I had an hosiptal appointment yesterday again to check my baby's fluid and again I've lost a little more, Once we had our scan and everything else done. He said about me having the steroid jab ASAP, He had told us what the jab will do and the doctors think my girl may be here before the 36 weeks mark (Which is 3 weeks away).. He said they'll have to keep the option open for a c - section just in case I'm unable to deliver her myself, I had was given the jab yesterday and had another one today to help her lungs and hopefully prevent labout. He never said anything about me now being in to prem labour, and I might be able to go full term but got more chances of going in early.. I was just wondering can low fluids send you into labour and what is the chances me having my daughter within the 3 weeks I've got let until I'm 36 weeks gone? I've gotta have a scan every week with a load of other test, I'm just really curios..
Sorry for the long message ladies!

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Melissa - posted on 10/21/2014

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Thank-You for commenting, So say if my fluids kept dropping to a stage it was going harm her, Would the start my labour of? Just so curious about everything. Even know I want this pregnancy just be with done with I don't want her here to early. The doctors are hoping I'm going to go to 36 weeks, I haven't got a clue what chance I've got that I'll go in earlier!

Sarah - posted on 10/21/2014

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It isn't so much that the low amount of amniotic fluid will start labor but that it creates an environment that is not good for baby. So the shots of steroids will help will your baby's lung maturation and get her prepared to breathe outside of your body ASAP if needed. it is good you are already 33 weeks and if you do deliver the odds are good that your baby will do well. If you are not on bedrest, keep yourself as quiet as possible and drink lots of fluids. Even if you need to deliver before 36 weeks youcan deliver vaginally, it all depends on the status of the baby. If baby is in distress a c-section birth will be the best for her. Good Luck

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