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University of Newcastle: Take care of your asthma to take care of your baby.

You’re more than likely to have a healthy pregnancy if your asthma is well controlled.
Some possible risks when asthma is not well controlled include:

  • 1 in 2 have asthma attacks requiring medical help
  • Gestational diabetes mellitus
  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Preterm birth
  • Newborn hospitalisation
  • Low birth weight
  • Later development of asthma in the child

How do you know that your asthma is well-controlled?

  • You’re able to do all your usual activities.
  • You don’t wake up at night with asthma symptoms.
  • If you have asthma symptoms, they occur no more than 2 days per week.
  • You don’t need to use your reliever medication more than 2 days per week.

During pregnancy, you might be wondering:

  • Will pregnancy affect my asthma symptoms?
  • Is asthma medication safe to take during pregnancy and breastfeeding?
  • What should I do if my asthma gets worse when I’m pregnant?
  • What can I do to avoid flare-ups or attacks during pregnancy?
  • When should I see a doctor and what questions should I be asking?
  • Why do I need a written asthma action plan?

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