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What should I know about pregnancy and asthma?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Treat it !
The treatment of asthma in pregnancy is the same as treating asthma if one is not pregnant.
Out of control asthma is clearly bad for mom but is probably worse for baby.

In brief: Treat it !
The treatment of asthma in pregnancy is the same as treating asthma if one is not pregnant.
Out of control asthma is clearly bad for mom but is probably worse for baby.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Take meds when preg.
The risk to the baby of not taking your asthma medications while pregnant is generally considered to be higher than any risks to the baby caused by the medications themselves.
Mothers who took their medications had higher birth-weight babies, presumably because they oxygenated the growing baby better. Check with your asthma doctor and your OB about the best medications to use when pregnant.

In brief: Take meds when preg.
The risk to the baby of not taking your asthma medications while pregnant is generally considered to be higher than any risks to the baby caused by the medications themselves.
Mothers who took their medications had higher birth-weight babies, presumably because they oxygenated the growing baby better. Check with your asthma doctor and your OB about the best medications to use when pregnant.
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Rule of 1/3
1/3 of patients have improved symptoms of asthma when pregnant, 1/3 have no change in asthma symptoms and 1/3 of asthma worsens.
Things that happen during pregnancy can aggrave so it is important to treat: reflux, vomitting, expanding abdomen.

In brief: Rule of 1/3
1/3 of patients have improved symptoms of asthma when pregnant, 1/3 have no change in asthma symptoms and 1/3 of asthma worsens.
Things that happen during pregnancy can aggrave so it is important to treat: reflux, vomitting, expanding abdomen.
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Thank
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