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is it safe for someone with copd to be pregnant and to have the baby?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Depends.....: It depends on the person's oxygen level more than anything else. If a person with COPD has a low oxygen level, then the baby will also have a low oxygen level and this is very dangerous to the developing fetus. See your doctor before getting pregnant so your individual risk can be assessed. Smoking cessation should be a goal and your doc can help with this as well, if still smoking. Good luck!

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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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