Asthma is a disease of the respiratory system which involves the airways. Airways become narrow during an attack making it hard to breathe. It is fairly common health problem in pregnant women. It reduces the oxygen supply both to the mother and the fetus.Well controlled asthma usually does not pose any increased risk to the mother and baby but untreated, uncontrolled asthma may pose a health hazard. Most medicines are safe during pregnancy and keeping asthma in control can have a positive outcome.
Symptoms of Asthma :
How asthma can effect pregnancy:
Treatment for Asthma:
It needs combined efforts of the obstetrician and medical specialist, communication and adequate control being the common goal.
General measures to avoid asthmatic attacks :