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How does asthma affect pregnancy?

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Dr. James Fox
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
9 doctors agree

In brief: Variably

It is important for both mother and baby that the asthma remains under good control, and this can be achieved with medications.
Pulmicort and singulair (montelukast) have category b ratings for pregnancy.It is reported that approximatley 1/3 of pregnant asthmatics improve, 1/3 worsen and 1/3 remain the same. Deterioration of asthma during pregnancy can deprive the baby of oxygen and lead to premature birth.

In brief: Variably

It is important for both mother and baby that the asthma remains under good control, and this can be achieved with medications.
Pulmicort and singulair (montelukast) have category b ratings for pregnancy.It is reported that approximatley 1/3 of pregnant asthmatics improve, 1/3 worsen and 1/3 remain the same. Deterioration of asthma during pregnancy can deprive the baby of oxygen and lead to premature birth.
Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox
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Dr. Yoram Padeh
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Can deprive oxygen

It is very important to maintain good control of asthma during pregnancy.
This means that even category c medications, if required to maintain good control, should be continued during pregnancy. The risks of depriving oxygen to the fetus versus with uncontrolled asthma outweighs the risks of a possible negative effect to the fetus from the medications. Always consult with your doctor first.

In brief: Can deprive oxygen

It is very important to maintain good control of asthma during pregnancy.
This means that even category c medications, if required to maintain good control, should be continued during pregnancy. The risks of depriving oxygen to the fetus versus with uncontrolled asthma outweighs the risks of a possible negative effect to the fetus from the medications. Always consult with your doctor first.
Dr. Yoram Padeh
Dr. Yoram Padeh
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