The Risks of Using Steriods While Pregnant

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By Molly Clifton

Steroid injections given to pregnant women ahead of premature delivery may increase a baby's risk of behavioral problems later on in life.

Doctors often give steroids to mothers before they deliver early to help the baby’s lungs develop.

Researchers in london and finland found the drug may increase the risk of disorders including ADHD, but they say the immediate benefits of steroids on a baby’s health outweigh possible longterm risks.

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