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Can you have a healthy pregnancy and have asthma?

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Just because you have asthma doesn't mean that you can't have a healthy pregnancy. But you have to keep your asthma in control.

Asthma is almost never a reason to not get pregnant. However, if you have severe asthma, it is worth talking to your doctor about it first.

SOURCES: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Asthma, Allergies, and Pregnancy: Tips to Remember." American Lung Association: "Asthma." National Asthma Education and Prevention Program : "Managing Asthma During Pregnancy: Recommendations for Pharmacologic Treatment."

Reviewed by Kecia Gaither on May 22, 2019

SOURCES: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Asthma, Allergies, and Pregnancy: Tips to Remember." American Lung Association: "Asthma." National Asthma Education and Prevention Program : "Managing Asthma During Pregnancy: Recommendations for Pharmacologic Treatment."

Reviewed by Kecia Gaither on May 22, 2019

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