Asthma is a disease that affects the smallest "tubes" of the airways that carry air to the lung If you have asthma, these tubes are more sensitive and can easily become swollen and irritated. This can lead to wheezing, coughing, chest tightness.
Asthma can be mild or severe.
Pregnancy would probably hardly provoke the appearance of asthma if you have not previously suffered from this problem, but it can to be provocateur of more frequent or more severe attacks, because of the compression of the diaphragm The condition of asthmatic women can become unpredictable during pregnancy
Not all women with asthma will have their condition worsen during pregnancy. Some experience no complications. But 1/3 of them experience worsening symptoms.
According to studies, if the symptoms of asthma do happen, it happens most often during the second and third trimester, peaking in the sixth month. Reassuringly, in about 90% of cases, women did not experience any seizures during birth and immediately after.
The best way to ensure a he althy pregnancy is to control appropriately asthma– to avoid any triggers that could provoke the symptoms The best medicine is risk control. If your asthma is well controlled, there is very little risk of your or baby's condition getting worse.
Asthma procedures and pregnancy
It is safe to continue your prescribed asthma treatment during pregnancy. Unless the asthma worsens, the treatment can remain the same without risk to the baby. If you stop treatment out of concern for the baby, you risk worsening your asthma symptoms, which can increase the risk of having a low birth weight baby.
Warning signs that asthma may worsen: