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Overcoming Asthma While Pregnant

Updated on April 23, 2012

Entering the periods of pregnancy, the prospective mother is recommended to not consume too many drugs. In particular drugs that can give side effects to the fetus. However, how the fate of the prospective mother who has a congenital asthma?

Asthma for expectant mothers is a disease that can not be taken lightly. Uncontrolled asthma can threaten the health and growth of both the prospective mother or fetus that was contained. Preferred treatment to avoid the actions of hospitalizations, visits to the emergency room, or a more chronic risk of birth defects in the baby.

The woman who is pregnant, like other asthma sufferers, as well as possible to avoid the things that can trigger the symptoms. Avoid things like: dust, animal hair and cigarette smoke. If you happen to prospective mother who suffered from asthma, here are some common questions and answers that need to be known. It is expected that with this information, your health and your baby the birth center can always be maintained.

Are Pregnant Women Suffering Asthma Can Undergoing Period-The period of pregnancy With Current?

Research shows that pregnant women who suffer from asthma, if asthma disease treated properly then there's no risk to the fetus. With intensive treatment of asthma, the baby will be much far of a problem and were born with a healthy condition.

However, on the contrary there is a direct relationship between the weight of babies born with uncontrolled asthma. Pregnant women with asthma are not treated will be more likely to deliver babies with weight below normal. So it is important to treat and overcome asthma while pregnant.

Why Uncontrolled Asthma A Potential Negative Effects To Fetus?

Asthma is not well maintained can cause a decrease in the amount of oxygen in the blood of my mother. Since the fetus to obtain oxygen from the blood of the mother, a decrease of oxygen in the blood of mother due to asthma can lead to decreased blood supply to the fetus. This in turn will inhibit the growth of the fetus and disrupt fetal health condition.

How Asthma Treatment Affect Fetus?

The study on 100 pregnant women with asthma stated that respiratory aids for people with asthma are required to use when you're pregnant. In other words, treatment of asthma when it is pregnant should use a respirator compared to consume other drugs. Medications such as pills, can harm the fetus.

Does Pregnancy Affect Your Asthma? 

Pregnancy can make asthma symptoms become worse than ever. A study of pregnant women with asthma showed that 35% will experience a more severe asthma symptoms during pregnancy, 28% improved and 33% experienced no change. The biggest result leads to a worse situation. So consult with specialist doctors to treat the symptoms of asthma for not getting worse.

On What Period of Pregnancy Asthma Will Change?

Generally will become more severe asthma when entering the first trimester of pregnancy. However there are some pregnant women who complain of shortness of breath when entering the age of 4 months of pregnancy. Basically asthma will greatly disrupt the activities of the women who are pregnant, especially if they are women working.

Why Asthma Increase Better For Some Women During pregnancy?

The exact cause has not yet been detected. High cortisone levels during pregnancy may be one source of the cause.

Why Asthma Goes Bad for Some Women During pregnancy? 

It is also not known for certain causes. But since when pregnant, stomach area becomes more dense, will likely lead to instability gastroesophageal. And this instability that can worsen asthma. Other factors mentioned, among other things due to sinus infections, respiratory tract infections due to viruses, and excessive stress.

Can Still Get Allergy Injections During Pregnancy? 

Allergy shots are not going to bring negative effects to the pregnancy, so it still can continue. But still follow your doctor's advice in determining the appropriate dosage to your condition. Although not dangerous, but there are also side effects of allergy shots is that if harm the fetus. It is recommended that allergy shots for asthma is not done in times of pregnancy.

Can Pregnant Women Suffering Asthma Breastfeeding the baby? 

Breastfeeding is highly recommended for your baby, even though you suffer from asthma. Because breast milk helps your baby in obtaining naturally immune. There was no strong evidence regarding the medical treatment that may affect asthma


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    • WriterDJ profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Hello jpcmc, congrats for your wife's pregnancy. I agree with you, better to avoid drugs consumption while pregnant. So you also need to help and maintain the health of your wife during pregnancy not to recurrence the asthma.

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      JP Carlos 

      7 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      My wife is regnant and has asthma. that's not really a good combination. Although her pulmonologist says her spray is totally safe for the baby, I still feel that any medication can inevitably affect the child.


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