Asthma during pregnancy may become severe enough to warrant the use of oral corticosteroids and high dose beclomethasone dipropionate or budesonide for treatment. These medications are not considered teratogenic. During the acute episode of asthma during pregnancy, oxygen desaturation may occur and may not be appreciated by the gravida. An important goal of therapy is to gain control of asthma to avoid continued wheezing dyspnea, emergency department care, and hospitalization.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy