Asthma attacks in pregnancy linked to poor outcomes
Asthma attacks during pregnancy are associated with an increased risk of complications for mothers and babies, a Canadian study suggests.
Researchers examined data on more than 103,000 pregnancies, among more than 58,000 women with asthma who had babies in Ontario during 2003-2012, and followed the paediatric outcomes for up to five years.
Pre-eclampsia developed in 5.3% of pregnancies among women who did have asthma attacks, and just 3.8% of pregnancies among those who didn't.
In addition, women developed