Betamethesone linked to early puberty?

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




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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