Pregnancy is one of the most exciting phases in a woman’s life. Physical changes may be accompanied by changes in your mood or emotions. You may not know exactly what to expect every single day. You may feel uneasy, tired, or even cranky today and hyper and happy the next day. With all these changes, the very last thing that you would want to think about and experience is an asthma attack.
Asthma is a known comorbidity during pregnancy and its prevalence is continuously increasing. Exacerbations are major problems, occurring in up to 45%. Nearly half of all pregnant women with asthma ask for medical help. This may result in poor outcomes for moms and their newborns. There is a risk for preterm delivery and low birth weight.