Asthma and Pregnancy

  • Rani R. Vatti
  • Suzanne S. Teuber


Asthma can significantly affect pregnancy outcomes if not well-controlled. The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (1) emphasizes that maintaining optimal control of asthma during pregnancy is important for the health and well-being of both the mother and her baby. Since asthma has a variable course during pregnancy, it is important to monitor closely to make adjustments in therapy. Pregnant women may be ambivalent about taking medications during pregnancy due to concerns about adverse effects on the fetus; however, the epidemiologic evidence is extremely strong in favor of using medications for asthma control.


Pregnant Woman Allergic Rhinitis Systemic Vascular Resistance Asthma Control Asthma Symptom 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of Internal MedicineUniversity of California at DavisDavisUSA

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