I am due to have my baby via caesarean at 38 weeks + 3 days. I have been advised by a registrar to have steroid injections prior to the birth as my baby will be 'premature' (not sure that I agree with that statement)and am booked in for these next week. I have seen that there is research linking early steroid exposure to ADHD and mental health difficulties.
I guess what I am wondering is have you had a planned caesarean at 38 weeks or around then and were you offered steroids? I know that NHS guidelines have changed and most c sections happen at 39 weeks these days but that hasn't always been the case. It's so hard to know what to do for the best, if the baby was coming naturally at 38 weeks I would not be offered steroids as my body would have sent the right signals to the baby to prepare for birth.
Thanks in advance for any feedback!
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