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Can asthma drugs affect my baby if i'm pregnant?

Can asthma drugs affect my baby if i'm pregnant?

Yes but...: The likelihood of harm from not taking the drugs (asthma attacks) is much more likely than the risk of harm from the drugs themselves, and the risks tend to be minimal at the worst. Stay on your asthma drugs, talk to your physicians about your concerns, and follow their individual advise for you (much better than internet generated general advise). ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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If i'm pregnant, can my asthma attacks affect my baby inside?

If i'm pregnant, can my asthma attacks affect my baby inside?

Asthma in infant : Young infant and children can have asthma too. Since infant and young children cannot do a lung function test, diagnosis of asthma in this population is based on their risks of developing this disease. Parental history of asthma, the kids' other atopic diseases like eczema, food allergy, rhinitis... And their history of wheezing are major risk factors for having asthma in this population. ...Read more

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I have asthma and Im pregnant. Could my asthma affect my baby or labor/delivery ?

I have asthma and Im pregnant. Could my asthma affect my baby or labor/delivery ?

Only if severe: Asthma can cause less oxygen for you and the fetus This is rare if the asthma is treated well and responds. Seeing a provider early in pregnancy and maintaining good control usually avoids any potential problem ...Read more

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I have asthma and iam pregnant..Could I have a baby with asthma too ?

I have asthma and iam pregnant..Could I have a baby with asthma too ?

Possibly: Asthma has ethnic and familial inheritance patterns, hence offspring from asthmatic parents have an increased risk of asthma development in their life versus offspring from non-asthmatic parents. ...Read more

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How did asthma developed? And is this will affect my pregnancy?Or for the baby? How did asthma developed? And is this will affect my pregnancy?Or the baby?

Asthma : Asthma is caused by over-reactive airways in the lung. There is sometimes a family history. Asthma can be worsened by air pollution or smoke exposure. Although asthma can run in families, your baby will have only half of your genetics so may not get asthma. Your asthma is extremely unlikely to affect your baby as long as you keep your asthma under control. Be sure your doctor is aware if you have asthma symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and have very serious asthma.I puff my proventil inhaler atleast 6-7 times a day.Can using my inhaler too much harm the baby or me?

I'm pregnant and have very serious asthma.I puff my proventil inhaler atleast 6-7 times a day.Can using my inhaler too much harm the baby or me?

Yes: You need to see your obstetrician right away or go to urgent care or emergency room. If you are using your inhaler that much, then you need a steroid to be added to your daily regimen so that you don't run the risk of a full blown asthma attack which can harm you or the baby. Definitely call doctor today or if you're having any shortness of breath, go to emergency room today. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I am 32 weeks pregnant and have pneumonia and asthma. What are the possible bad effects to my baby?

I am 32 weeks pregnant and have pneumonia and asthma.  What are the possible bad effects to my baby?

Probably little: If you get adequate treatment for your self the baby will likely be fine. Medicines used to treat both the infection and the asthma do not typically bother the baby, and if your symptoms are treated the baby should be ok. ...Read more

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Im 4 weeks pregnant and taking seretide for my asthma. Is it safe for my baby?

Im 4 weeks pregnant and taking seretide for my asthma. Is it safe for my baby?

Probably OK: While not all Inhaled medications for asthma have been carefully studied in Asthma and pregnancy, one Budesonide(Pulmicort) has been and is category B safe during pregnancy The clinical impression is that all are safe used properly, and control of the asthma is paramount to having a successful outcome ...Read more

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I have asthma. Take singulair, proventil, and advair. 5 weeks pregnant & advised not to take advair. How often can I use proventil without harming baby?

I have asthma. Take singulair, proventil, and advair. 5 weeks pregnant & advised not to take advair. How often can I use proventil without harming baby?

Asthma: If you are having to use albuterol numerous times a day for shortness of then you would benefit from the steroid Budesonide which has been found to be safe in pregnancy. The greater harm is to not use medication that will keep you from having worsening asthma symptoms while pregnant. Take care if yourself and your baby. Always ask your doctors if you are not sure if a medication is safe. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more