Asthma in pregnancy

Paul A. Greenberger*

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Abstract

When a 36-year-old woman with asthma presents for an office visit and either reports that she is 14 weeks pregnant or is thinking of trying to become pregnant, she often will ask questions regarding (1) the potential severity of her asthma during pregnancy, (2) the safety of or actual indication for pharmacotherapy, (3) the possibility of preventing asthma in her baby by a specific diet during gestation or during breast-feeding, and if the baby is born in fall or winter, and (4) whether she should receive influenza immunization. If she is receiving allergen immunotherapy, she will inquire (5) whether the injections should be discontinued and (6) whether the “shots” will prevent asthma or allergies in her baby.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationClinical Asthma
Subtitle of host publicationTheory and Practice
PublisherCRC Press
Pages259-264
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781466585621
ISBN (Print)9781466585614
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

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Greenberger, P. A. (2014). Asthma in pregnancy. In Clinical Asthma: Theory and Practice (pp. 259-264). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/b16468