Asthma in Pregnancy


Spader, Catherine, RN

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Pregnant woman

For many women, pregnancy is a time of excitement and anticipation. If you are expecting and have asthma, you probably also have many concerns and questions. Be assured that you can have a safe and healthy pregnancy even with asthma. Talk to all your doctors about your concerns. Together, they can develop the safest and most effective asthma treatment plan for your pregnancy.

Will pregnancy affect my asthma symptoms?

Asthma symptoms can vary throughout your pregnancy. Some women see an improvement in their symptoms while others have worse symptoms. Some women's symptoms stay about the same. It’s important to see your doctor as recommended so he or she can monitor your condition and adjust your treatment as needed.

Getting a diagnosis of asthma can be scary and intimidating. But with a little understanding and the right treatment plan, you can learn to control your asthma and keep it from slowing you down.

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Review Date: Jan 19, 2016

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