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  • Reviewed on 4/12
    By Dr. Tinkelman

Asthma and Pregnancy


Most women with asthma do very well during pregnancy. There is good evidence that having asthma does not increase your chances of having a baby with birth defects or of having multiple births. Furthermore, studies show that asthma can be controlled with medication during pregnancy with little or no risk to you or your baby. Together, you and your doctor will determine the best ways to safely manage your asthma, including the weighing benefits of all medication you take versus the risks of those medications to both you and your unborn baby.

Asthma Management During Pregnancy
Learn how to help live with asthma every day while you are pregnant.

Asthma Triggers During Pregnancy
It is important to know what things may make your asthma worse and how to avoid or cope with them.

Asthma Medications During Pregnancy
It is important to medically control your asthma during pregnancy to assure your baby's oxygen supply and decrease your health risk.

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