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This is the third post in our series on how pregnancy and asthma affect each other. We've learned about the effect that asthma and pregnancy have on your body and the effect that the combination can have on your baby, both before and after it is born.
In this post, you'll learn about actions you can take to keep asthma in control during pregnancy and keep both you and your child healthy.
Asthma Control Is the Key to Keeping You & Baby Healthy
Since asthma control is a realistic goal for most people, then it should also be possible for most pregnant women too. Here are some steps you can take to keep your asthma under control while pregnant:
Team up with your doctor to manage your asthma. A pregnant woman with asthma should have regular prenatal care from an obstetrician, and you should get started on that as soon as you think you are pregnant. The doctor can use ultrasonic testing, fetal heart monitoring and other measures to evaluate your baby's health.
The FDA is reminding health care professionals of the risk of major birth defects (MBDs) in babies exposed to one of the few medications to be FDA approved for Migraine prevention during the mother's pregnancy. Valproate sodium and related medications subject to this warning include: divalproex sodium: Depakote, Depakote CP, Depakote ER valproate sodium: Depacon valproic acid: Depakene and Stavzor Women who take these medications during pregnancy have an increased risk of giving birth to children with neural tube defects and other major birth defects, such as craniofacial defects and cardiovascular malformations. In the United States, about 1 in 1,500 babies is born with a neural tube defect. The risk of neural tube defects is much higher in babies born to mothers treated with valproate during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, with the risk increasing to 1 in 20 babies. Studies in the general population show that folic acid supplementation prior to conception and du...
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