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C section question

Discussion in 'Pregnancy' started by myarnton1, Nov 13, 2018.

  1. myarnton1

    myarnton1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,
    Was just wondering, do you have the steroid injections if you have a c section at 37+ weeks? Or is it only before that?
    Thanks
     
  2. Tilly_S

    Tilly_S Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Only if it’s before this xx
     
  3. myarnton1

    myarnton1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Okay thank you:D
     
  4. Ellie_Wilko

    Ellie_Wilko Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I had my section 4 months ago at 37+2 and had to have steroids x
     
  5. myarnton1

    myarnton1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Seems like it depends on hospital policy then! So I’ll ask my consultant at my next appointment, at what gestation did you have the steroids:)? Xx
     
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    Ellie_Wilko Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I went in on the Sunday and had them as an inpatient Sunday and Monday and then my section was Tuesday! So only a couple of days before xx
     
  7. myarnton1

    myarnton1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh I see, I thought maybe they would do it a few weeks before to give it time to work. But I don’t know very much about the steroids x
     
  8. Ellie_Wilko

    Ellie_Wilko Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Usually for anyone having steroids they can have it all in 1 go as just a in and out think but because it can affect your sugars they have to split it for diabetics and keep a close eye on how you react to them xx
     
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    eabhamurphy · Well-Known Member

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    I was told if I had the baby via planned section at 38+6 or before I would need steroids. 39 weeks and after I would not. I understand that is the national guidance. I had him at 39+2, no steroids.
     
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  10. myarnton1

    myarnton1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Ellie_Wilko sorry to call on you in particular, did you have to go on sliding scale for steroids? I’m in having them now and sugars are going up:wideyed: x
     
  11. Ellie_Wilko

    Ellie_Wilko Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry I've only just seen this! I'm sure your well under way so sorry if I'm to late!

    I had them over 2 days and the first I didn't have to but I did on the second as my bloods went above their levels and then stayed on that until my little girl was born.

    Hope all goes ok with you xx
     
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