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Managing Asthma during Pregnancy

Most women with asthma do very well during pregnancy. There is good evidence that having asthma does not increase your chances of having a baby with birth defects or of having multiple births. Furthermore, studies show that asthma can be controlled with medication dur­ing pregnancy with little or no risk to you or your baby. Together, you and your doctor will determine the best ways to safely manage your asthma, including weighing the benefits of all medication you take versus the risks of those medications to both you and your unborn baby.

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Allergies, Asthma, & Pregnancy

If you are pregnant and have asthma or allergies, you may feel uneasy about taking medications, but it is very important to keep your symptoms under control. Here are answers to some of the most common questions women have about managing allergies & asthma during pregnancy.

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If Mom Is Not Breathing, Neither Is Baby

A common breathing problem is also one of the most serious chronic medical conditions complicating pregnancy. According to recent research and despite specific guidelines and recommendations advocating for aggressive asthma management, healthcare providers treat asthma attacks in pregnant women differently than in non-pregnant women.

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Practical Tips for Pregnant Women with Allergies & Asthma

Asthma and other allergic problems are among the most common of potentially serious illnesses complicating pregnancy. Here are answers to some of the most common questions women ask about managing allergies & asthma during pregnancy.

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Pregnant with Asthma?

Asthma is probably the most common, potentially serious medical problem that occurs during pregnancy. Some studies have suggested that asthma complicates up to seven percent of all pregnancies. However, with appropriate treatment and care, the prognosis for a successful pregnancy is outstanding.

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