Asthma in Pregnancy (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
Severe Asthma Attacks
If you have asthma and are pregnant, you should be extra vigilant about your symptoms. Keep in mind that your symptoms may be worse than usual. You may have an attack that is more severe than you are used to. Don't go by how your asthma has been in the past, go by your symptoms now. If you are having chest tightness or difficulty catching your breath, go to the nearest hospital emergency department. There you can be given oxygen and "rescue" medications that are safe for you and your baby. Do not plan to travel to remote areas with difficult access to health-care facilities.
Irina Petrache, MD
Catherine Sears, MD
Must Read Articles Related to Asthma in Pregnancy
Asthma and Allergy Resources
- What Are the Asthma Treatments for Kids?
- Help for Eye Allergies
- How to Spot a Severe Allergic Reaction
- Symptoms of a Severe Allergic Reaction
- Breast Cancer Treatment Options
- Is Your Body Ready for Pregnancy?