Tip 17a: antenatal steroids

Antenatal steroids are recommended for:

  • women at risk of preterm labour between 24+0 and 34+6 weeks’ gestation;
  • women for whom an elective Caesarean section is planned ≤38+6 weeks’ gestation.

Reference:

Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (2010). Antenatal corticosteroids to reduce neonatal morbidity and mortality. Green top guideline no. 7. RCOG: London.

First published: 21/10/13, updated 26/06/15

 

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