8 Things to Know About Asthma and Pregnancy


Asthma symptoms can vary when pregnant

Controlled asthma will not be harmful to the mother

Controlled asthma will not be harmful to the unborn baby

Asthma and allergy medications will not harm the unborn baby

It is safe to breastfeed when taking asthma medication

You should go to your allergist regularly

Take your asthma and allergy meds as prescribed

Avoid asthma triggers while pregnant

Kathi  MacNaughton

Kathi MacNaughton


Kathi is an experienced consumer health education writer, with a prior career in nursing that spanned more than 30 years — much of it in the field of home health care. Over the past 15 years, she's been an avid contributor for a number of consumer health websites, specializing in asthma, allergy, and COPD. She writes not only as a healthcare professional, but also as a lifelong sufferer of severe allergies and mild asthma, and as a caregiver for her mother with COPD.