Asthma in pregnancy
Article first published online: 6 SEP 2013
© 2013 Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
Volume 15, Issue 4, pages 241–245, October 2013
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Asthma in pregnancy. The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist 2013;15:241–5., .
- Issue published online: 16 OCT 2013
- Article first published online: 6 SEP 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 8 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 6 APR 2012
- Manuscript Received: 2 MAY 2011
- Asthma is a common condition that affects ˜10% of pregnant women.
- Pregnancy worsens asthma control in one-third of women, improves it in one-third and has no effect on one-third.
- Poor asthma control has adverse effects upon maternal and fetal outcomes.
- Good asthma management to maintain control is important in line with national guidelines.
- Standard therapy with inhaled corticosteroids with or without the addition of short and long-acting β-agonists can be used in pregnancy.
- Comprehensive overview of asthma in pregnancy.
- Review asthma management in pregnancy.
- Are women appropriately counselled on the pregnancy risks of asthma?
- Are doctors aware of the safety of routine asthma treatments in pregnancy?