Pregnancy Complications: Steroids

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Steroids for Fetal Lung Development?

The goods new is the baby is healthy and above average in weight, however, the drs. are quite certain I will have an early csection, due to complications/high risk and have talked about giving me steroids to speed up the baby's lung development (I A. 29.5 weeks right now). If you were given steroids to speed up lung development, can you tell me what the experience was like? Any side effects for the baby (or you)? I really do understand that this is for the benefit of the baby, in the event he comes early, it gives him the best chance of...


Low Blood Platelets

Hi moms. Yet another question!! Just went to the dr. today and passed my...


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I Don't Understand Depression!

Many women in my church, young and old, have told me they suffer or have suffered from depression. Some of them have been treated (? I'm not sure if this means they were admitted to a hospital or not) and I think all of them have been on some sort of medication like anxiety medication or full blown depression like Prozac. I don't suffer from it but I am asking if anyone here can tell me exactly what it is without medical terminology. I don't have a history of it in my family and I can't recall any of my friends having it so I don't...

Gestational Diabetes

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11 1/2 Lbs Baby

Hi Moms, A friend of mine just had a planned c-section, one week before her due date and the baby boy is 11 lbs 5 ounces. She and her husband are both on the taller side but nothing crazy. She, her sister, and her husband were all almost 10 lbs babies so she knew her son would be big but I am a little concerned at how big. Can you really have a baby this big at not even 40 weeks without the mom having gestational diabetes or something else going on? I would never ask her since it is private and in medical hands, I was just...


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Pre-term Labor

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Fetal Fibronectin Test (For Pre-term Labor) Was It Accurate?

I am 31 weeks pregnant and having contractions so my doctor has put me on Tributaline to stop the contractions. He also gave me the Fetal Fibronectin test which he is claiming will tell him if I will go into labor in the next few weeks. He is telling me to stay off my feet as much as possible (pretty impossible when you have a three year old at home!)I'm wondering if any of you have had this test done to see if you were in pre-term labor and if the results were positive did you deliver early. Oh, BTW I was on Tributaline with my 1st...


Pre Term Labor

If anyone is taking Hydroxyprogestrone shots, would you happen to know some...

Health & Safety

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Dental Filling During Pregnancy

I had a metal dental filling drilled on and replaced when I was 7 months pregnant in January, and within two weeks I was hospitalized with what the neurologist informed me was an MS attack. I began slurring my words and had weakness in my left hand and left leg. The symptoms were treated with steroids and went away and I gave birth to my son in March. Now I'm concerned that I have exposed myself and my son to mercury and would like advice on ways I might go about finding out if I have, and what precautions to take or ways to detox my...


Pregnancy and Anxiety

Does anyone have any tactful way of telling an expecting mom not to worry so...