Help understand Betamethasone - page 2

Hello guys, I have a question regarding the use of Betamethasone in a patient with preterm labor symtoms. She is a friend of mine and has denied having the shots. She is 29 weeks, multigravida and... Read More

  1. by   gypsyatheart
    Quote from prmenrs
    I'd encourage to rethink her decision. I think the advantage to the baby, if she delivers @ this pt. are pretty darn good. The better the lungs, the better the outcome all around.

    I think it would be good to focus on each day, not make decisions about "what if" the pregnancy goes further out. If it does, there will be different choices, but if it doesn't, she can't go back and take it.

    If it were me, I'd grab the beta-meth, stay in bed w/my feet up, drink plenty of liquids, and follow all the other directions, too.

    JMHO. If I had a pt who decided otherwise, I'd just take care of teh baby whenever it delivered and keep my mouth shut.
    :yeahthat: Excellent post, prmenrs!
  2. by   Tiny1Nisolet
    Just a little update.. My friend decided to take the shots. I actually got to give them to her! It was really a great experience. Thanks so much for the posts everyone.