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Steroid during pregnancy

I want to know how necessary is steroid injections during pregnancy for lungs growth.What could be side effects of steroids for mother and child.
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Steroid injections are given during pregnancy for lung rmaturatio of foetus in case of preterm delivery and 2 doses of steroids for lung maturation is not harmful for mother or foetus. prolonged intake of steroids for any other disease may cause harm.
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