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

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

People with asthma have a high rate of allergies and other atopic reactions and some of this could be genetic meaning that there is a chance that your child could inherit the predisposition for asthma from you.

In brief: Possibly

People with asthma have a high rate of allergies and other atopic reactions and some of this could be genetic meaning that there is a chance that your child could inherit the predisposition for asthma from you.
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Dr. John Chiu
There is around a 25% chance that your child may develop asthma. Recent studies suggest that mother with low vitamin D3 blood level, are more likely to have children with allergic diseases. Ask your OB to order a 25OH vitamin D3 level to see if you need vitamin D3 supplements.
Dr. John Chiu
Smoking also increases the risk.
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe, but relax

There is definitely some genetic component to a lot of asthma cases, but not every case.
Asthma is very common, and in most cases very treatable. Talk with your pediatrician about signs to watch for in your baby. Congratulations!

In brief: Maybe, but relax

There is definitely some genetic component to a lot of asthma cases, but not every case.
Asthma is very common, and in most cases very treatable. Talk with your pediatrician about signs to watch for in your baby. Congratulations!
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Yes you can

Unless you have severe persistent asthma requiring systemic corticosteroids all or almost all of the time you may get pregnant.
You should be followed by both your ob/gyn specialist and a specialist in asthma - a pulmonologist or allergist. You should discuss your plans with them before you get pregnant (if possible). Asthma meds will not harm the baby & will contribute to a successful pregnancy.

In brief: Yes you can

Unless you have severe persistent asthma requiring systemic corticosteroids all or almost all of the time you may get pregnant.
You should be followed by both your ob/gyn specialist and a specialist in asthma - a pulmonologist or allergist. You should discuss your plans with them before you get pregnant (if possible). Asthma meds will not harm the baby & will contribute to a successful pregnancy.
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