Steroids during late preterm labor: better later than never
Steroids during late preterm labor: Better later than never. Steroids—even when administered in the last leg of the late preterm period—still reduce the likelihood of respiratory complications in newborns. Practice changer: Use steroids in women at risk of preterm delivery, even if they are 36 weeks, 6 days’ pregnant, because steroids may reduce respiratory complications in the newborn with minimal risk for neonatal or maternal complications.
Journal of Family Practice, 66(02) 2017: 104-106.