Giving An Injection Of Lung Maturation After The Sign Of Giving Birth At 36 Weeks?

Afternoon, Want to ask. Thursday 9 September 2019 Intentions ultrasound and final consultation “This (early September) often stomach cramps every day. Dr. Midwife from September 11, 2019. The baby’s position is below, the groin hurts for walking, back too and my lower abdomen penetrates and the doctor made observations about my pregnancy at that time, and finally I was advised to immediately do a lung maturation injection for my prospective baby because my baby is still small at 2.2 kg. every day body sweats, especially sweat on the face is always cold. The baby’s movements were normally normal 12 hours 10x movement. Then the 2nd day of the baby’s movements somewhat began to fall, just like stretching and slowly surging 12 hours 7-8x movement. Last night to date my stomach cramps, like being squeezed “but it doesn’t flush. My body and vagina feel itchy and like something is piercing from the inside. The next step should I do? naturally after the injection arrived when When will you give birth?

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Hello, thank you for the question to HealthReplies.com

First of all, I want to confirm beforehand, whether your current pregnancy is still 36 weeks or have already reached 40 weeks (in the title of your question you stated 36 weeks of pregnancy, while you mention your HPL is September 11)? Or do you mean your HPL is October 11?


Generally, pulmonary maturation injections are indicated to be given if there are signs of preterm labor under 34 weeks, although it will still be considered to be given to women who are at risk of preterm labor until 36 weeks 7 days of gestation. The administration of pulmonary maturation can cause several side effects such as redness on the face and chest, increased blood glucose, sleep disorders, itching in the vagina, and also reported side effects such as decreased fetal motion. Although the decrease in fetal movements can be caused by side effects of the drugs given, but you are still recommended to immediately consult your obstetrician if there is a decrease in fetal motion (less than 10 movements in 2 hours).


Your doctor must have explained to you exactly when you have to regain control after an injection of lung maturation. These pulmonary maturation injections are different from labor induction, so there is no limit when exactly labor should be done. The doctor will certainly recommend that labor be done when the baby is as mature as possible (the closer to 40 weeks the better). These injections are given if there is indeed a risk of preterm labor (labor less than 37 weeks). If indeed after the injection is carried out it turns out that pregnancy can be maintained until close to 40 weeks, of course, the better. But considering you experience a decrease in fetal movement, you should do an examination to the obstetrician as soon as possible and do not delay.

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