I am 30, a first-time mum and am 32 weeks pregnant. I had bleeding and labour pains a few days ago and was admitted to hospital. The bleeding and contractions have since subsided after medications. I was also given a steroid injection. What is it for and does it carry any risk to the baby?
From your description, you may have had a threatened premature labour. The steroid injection you received is probably the corticosteroids. Babies born premature are at risk of having breathing difficulties and other serious health problems at birth. The steroids given are to help the lungs......No comment