A 24-year-old female asked:
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how does asthma affect labour? what if i get an asthma attack while i am in labour? is a scheduled cesarean better for me?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Relax.: Asthma is a common affliction of young women and is seen during pregnancy fairly frequently. Most cases tend to be mild and clinically inconsequential but some cases are more severe or even life-threatening. Consult perinatal anesthesia and maternal-fetal medicine prenatally to formulate the optimal delivery plan. Cesarean section is not necessary just because you have a history of asthma.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013

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