The overall goals of treatment for pregnant women with asthma are the same as for non-pregnant women with asthma. In addition, emphasis must be placed on:3
The U.S. National Asthma Education and Prevention Program considers your asthma is well-controlled if you:4
- Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters (2005). Attaining optimal asthma control: A practice parameter. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 116(5): S3–S11. Available online: http://www.allergyparameters.org/file_depot/0-10000000/30000-40000/30326/folder/73825/2005+Asthma+Control.pdf.
- Lougheed MD, et al. (2010). Canadian Thoracic Society asthma management continuum—2010 consensus summary for children six years of age and over, and adults: Canadian Respiratory Journal, 17(1): 15–24. Available online: http://www.respiratoryguidelines.ca/canadian-thoracic-society-asthma-management-continuum-%E2%80%93-2010-consensus-summary-for-children-six-year.
- National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (2005). Working Group Report on Managing Asthma During Pregnancy: Recommendations for Pharmacologic Treatment Update 2004 (NIH Publication No. 05-5236). Available online: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/prof/lung/asthma/astpreg.htm.
- National Institutes of Health (2007). National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Expert Panel Report 3: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma (NIH Publication No. 08–5846). Available online: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/asthma/index.htm.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Donald Sproule, MD, CM, CCFP, FCFP - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Rohit K Katial, MD - Allergy and Immunology|
|Last Revised||April 19, 2011|
Last Revised: April 19, 2012
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