Keeping a pregnant patient's asthma under control

Prasad, Mona; Samuels, Philip
December 2008
Contemporary OB/GYN;Dec2008, Vol. 53 Issue 12, p28
Academic Journal
This article discusses asthma during pregnancy and its clinical management. Particular focus is given to the prevalence of asthma among pregnant women, as well as its link with poor pregnancy outcomes. Asthma symptoms include cough, dyspnea, wheezing and chest tightness. There is a need to classify the pregnant woman with asthma based upon severity of disease. Both prepregnancy and prenatal counseling are important to the appropriate care of patients with asthma. Pharmacologic interventions for pregnant women with asthma are also provided.


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