A GP guide to asthma in pregnancy

It is vitally important, for both mother and fetus, that this common chronic condition is recognised and properly managed during pregnancy

Asthma is a common chronic disease among women and affects more than one in 10 pregnancies, with the potential to adversely affect the health of both mother and fetus.1-4

Maternal asthma is associated with adverse perinatal outcomes, including preterm birth, low birthweight, pre-eclampsia, caesarean section and gestational diabetes, among others.5-8