Quoting Mandi Bass:" I had my son at 26 weeks and 5 days. They won't give you the shots unless you are in the hospital because ... [snip!] ... for severe Pre Eclampsia and am really surprised that you aren't aware of it if you've already had such an early birth....."
Thats not true actually. They can give you the shots even if you are not in the hospital. With my second I got the first shot right in the doctor's office it was only when they hooked me up to the monitor and saw I was contracting they admitted me but still would have given me the shots outpatient. My specialist also told me something different about them being most effective for a week not just 48 hours. It takes 48 hours for them to fully kick in from what I've been told. She wants a positive ffnt. Also I have had a friend given the shots without being in the hospital. They gave them to her around the same time that she always seems to deliver. It really depends on the doctor/hospital I would say.