Pregnancy
Resources
Basic InformationLatest News
Diabetes, High Blood Pressure While Pregnant Spells Trouble Later OnHospital Midwives, Lower C-Section Rates?Breathing Dirty Air May Raise Miscarriage RiskPsychostimulant Use Tied to Placental ComplicationsWeighing Too Much or Too Little When Pregnant Can Be RiskyPrenatal Exposure to ADHD Meds Tied to Neonatal MorbidityProlonged Breast-Feeding May Guard Against Teen EczemaEclampsia Tied to Increased Relative Risk of Seizure DisorderInfo Via Social Media Apps May Increase Vaccine AcceptanceBreast-Feeding Bond Lingers for MomEven Partial Breast-Feeding for First Few Months Lowers SIDS Risk3D Ultrasound Not Accurate for ID of Sex in First TrimesterDoctors Urged to Discuss Cord Blood Donations Early in PregnancyAcetaminophen in Pregnancy Tied to ADHD Risk in KidsRecommendations Developed for Trial of Labor After C-SectionOb/Gyns Warn Against 'Vaginal Seeding' Trend for NewbornsSummer Baby, Higher Odds for Postpartum Depression?Incision Length Linked to Pain After CesareanMore Vaginal Births With Lying Down in Second Stage of LaborWomen Falling Short on Birth Defect PreventionBlack Women Face Double the Risk of Pregnancy-Related Heart FailureStudy Debunks Notion That Epidurals Prolong Labor3-D Ultrasound IDs Late-Onset Fetal Growth RestrictionMaternal Multivitamin Use Tied to Lower Risk of Child ASDAntibody Injections in Pregnancy Might Shield Fetus From ZikaSame Pregnancy Meds Can Cost $200 -- or $11,000Tdap Given in Pregnancy Protects Infants From PertussisStudy Questions Practice of Placenta Eating by New MomsWhooping Cough Shot Works, But Many Moms-to-Be Skip It: CDCHigh Blood Pressure in Pregnancy May Boost Child's Obesity RiskIUD Won't Interfere With Breast-FeedingPost-C-Section Cephalexin, Metronidazole Cuts SSI RateCGM Use in Pregnancy Improves Neonatal OutcomesEarly Onset of Pregnancy Complication May Raise Heart RisksPanic Disorder, GAD Not Linked to Adverse Pregnancy OutcomesDoes Mother's Mental Health Affect Pregnancy?Is an Occasional Drink OK During Pregnancy?Risk of Prematurity, SGA Up for Women on Antiepileptic DrugsCould Folic Acid Fight a Cause of Autism?Researchers Find Genes Linked to Preterm BirthHealth Tip: Suggestions for New MomsMom-to-Be's Cellphone May Not Harm Fetal BrainDoes Immune System Hold Clues to Preterm Births?Clinicians Urged to Heighten Alert for Perinatal Suicide Risk1 in 5 Moms Mum About Post-Pregnancy BluesSuicide a Danger for Some Women During Pregnancy: StudyAnti-Vaccine Info in Pregnancy May Delay Infant ImmunizationZika Hijacks Pregnant Woman's Immune SystemSmoking During Pregnancy Up Among Women With DepressionWound Complication Rate for C-Section Varies With Suture Type
Questions and AnswersLinksBook ReviewsSelf-Help Groups
Related Topics

Asthma Control Essential in Pregnancy, Study Suggests

HealthDay News
by -- Robert Preidt
Updated: Jul 14th 2017

new article illustration

FRIDAY, July 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Children whose mothers had uncontrolled asthma during pregnancy are at increased risk of developing the disease at a young age, a new study finds.

The findings suggest that "maintaining asthma control during pregnancy is an area for possible prevention of asthma in future generations," lead author Xiaoqin Liu said.

Researchers analyzed data from nearly 7,200 children in Denmark who were born to mothers with active asthma during pregnancy.

Those born to mothers who had mild controlled asthma were less likely to be diagnosed with asthma at an early age than those whose moms had mild uncontrolled asthma, moderate-to-severe controlled asthma, or moderate-to-severe uncontrolled asthma during pregnancy, the study found.

The study was published online July 13 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases in pregnant women. In most cases, they should manage the respiratory condition through the use of medication in the same way as women who aren't pregnant, according to the study authors.

However, they noted that previous research indicates that one-quarter of women with asthma don't take prescribed asthma medications during pregnancy, and rates of poor inhaler technique range from 41 to 54 percent.

Poor asthma control is a risk factor "that potentially can be targeted in clinical practice and intervened upon," Liu said in a journal news release.

More information

The March of Dimes has more on asthma and pregnancy.