Do you suffer from asthma and you are pregnant? Here are some things you should know about asthma that could affect your pregnancy. Talk to you doctor about them.
As a general rule:
- One-third of all pregnant asthmatic women will experience an improvement of their asthma symptoms.
- One-third of all pregnant asthmatic women will experience a worsening of their asthma symptoms.
- One-third of all pregnant asthmatic women will experience no change in their asthma symptoms.
- Usually, those women that experience more difficulty with their asthma during pregnancy are also more difficult to manage when they are not pregnant.
- Asthma that is under good control and is well managed has little effect on pregnancy.
- It is essential to be followed by your physician to receive prenatal asthma care.
- Most medications for asthma are safe to use during pregnancy.
- Serious maternal and fetal complications can occur if asthma is uncontrolled during pregnancy. Asthma control is essential.
- Asthma should not prevent a pregnant woman from continuing her regular physical activities.
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