It been dealing with a short cervix since 22 weeks, and it's been getting progressively shorter since. I've been on progesterone suppositories and ordered to "take it easy" -- they have stressed NO bed rest (they worry about blood clots, etc.). I'm now 27 weeks and my latest cervical measurement is 1.0 cm.
Last week it was 1.6 and they were hesitant to give me steroid shots yet since they can only give 2 shots total. They said if it is worse next week they will give me the shot.
My question is: are the steroid injection effects on baby's lungs temporary or permanent? Is it possible to get them too early, not go into labor, and then be out of luck if I go into labor in say week 33?? I'm just curious if there is a benefit to waiting or if I should push to have them ASAP?