Tip 17a: antenatal steroids

Antenatal steroids are recommended for women in suspected or established preterm labour, are having a planned preterm birth or have premature prolonged rupture of membranes (P‑PROM) in order to reduce morbidity in the baby.

To be definitely offered between 26+0 and 33+6 weeks’ gestation.

To be considered between 24+0 and 25+6, and between 34+0 and 35+6 weeks’ gestation.

Reference: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2015). Preterm labour and birth. NICE guideline NG25. London: NICE.

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