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How can I reduce the impact of my asthma on my baby?

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Good asthma control is the key to a successful pregnancy. To lessen the impact of your condition on your unborn baby:

  • Have an asthma plan. Work with your asthma doctor to determine the right kind and quantity of asthma medication for you to take.
  • Recognize your asthma triggers. Keep a diary of what triggers the worsening of your asthma and find ways to avoid those triggers.
  • Get coordinated care. Make sure your asthma doctor and your pregnancy provider coordinate your care.

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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