Asthma and Pregnancy

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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