Asthma in pregnancy

February 2003
Thorax;Feb2003 Supplement 1, Vol. 58, pi47
Academic Journal
Several physiological changes occur during pregnancy that could worsen or improve asthma, but it is not clear which, if any, are important in determining the course of asthma during pregnancy. In a large cohort study, the most severe symptoms were experienced by patients between the 24th and 36th week of pregnancy. Thereafter, symptoms decreased significantly in the last four weeks and 90 percent had no asthma symptoms during labour or delivery. Of those who did, only two patients required anything more than inhaled bronchodilators.


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