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Uncontrolled asthma places pregnant women and the fetus at risk. Most asthma medications are safe to use during pregnancy and thus patients should control their condition as best as they can. Up to 8% of pregnant women suffer from asthma. A pregnant woman's asthma condition should be monitored throughout her pregnancy and adjustments made if necessary in order to ensure that the fetus receives an adequate blood supply.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Forbes HealthDay News
About: Pregnant women need to manage their asthma control adequately
Date: 11 January 2005
Source: Forbes HealthDay News
Author: Robert Preidt
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