Published in OBGYN and Reproduction Week, December 19th, 2005
The finding raises a difficult dilemma for doctors, for while the drug undoubtedly saves lives, its side effects could last for generations.
Babies normally spend 40 weeks in the womb, but some can survive even if they are born 15 or 16 weeks early. However, their lungs lack enough of a substance called a surfactant to breathe unassisted. So since the 1970s, doctors have been injecting women at risk of having a very...
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