Asthma in Pregnancy

  • Kate C. Arnold
  • Caroline J. Flint


Asthma is associated with chronic airway inflammation in which patients may experience as fluctuating symptoms of cough, wheezing, and feeling short of breath. The general principle guiding treatment during pregnancy relates to the benefits of prevention taking precedence over the potential risks of asthma medication usage. Treatment should be assessed using objective measures and should include patient education as an integral component [1].


Asthma Inhaled corticosteroid Dyspnea Pulmonary function Beta agonist 


  1. 1.
    Gabbe SG, Niebyl JR, Simpson JL, Landon MB, Galan HL, Jauniaux ERM, Driscoll DA. Obstetrics: normal and problem pregnancies. Chapter 37. 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2012.Google Scholar
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    American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. ACOG practice bulletin no. 90: asthma in pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol. 2008;111:457–64.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kate C. Arnold
    • 1
  • Caroline J. Flint
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OB/GYNUniversity of Oklahoma HSCOklahoma CityUSA

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