How does asthma affect pregnancy?

How does asthma affect pregnancy?

Asthma may affect pregnancy if the pregnant mother does not receive the right treatment. Asthma is a chronic disease (long-term lung condition) that need to be managed with the right treatment. If asthma is severe or not treated effectively, symptoms may increase and may increase the risk of complications. The risk  may be increased to Preeclampsia that can harm the woman and the fetus.

Symptoms of preeclampsia include:

  • headaches
  • high blood pressure
  • protein in the urine
  • swelling
  • sudden weight gain
  • abdominal pain
  • changes in vision
  •  nausea and vomiting

Without treatment, preeclampsia may be life-threatening to the mother and the unborn baby.  Preeclampsia may cause the child to develop asthma, along with eczema and allergies. 

the following potential complications may be included of poorly controlled asthma during pregnancy:

  • low birth weight
  • restricted growth
  • premature birth

The main aim of asthma treatment during pregnancy is to avoid flare-ups that helps to ensure that the baby gets a steady supply of oxygen.


Procedures to prevent asthma complications may include:

  • seeing the doctor regularly
  • taking medication regularly
  • getting a flu shot
  • avoiding asthma triggers
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