by deerhart (3282 Posts), Fri Feb 13, 2004 05:41 pm
Ohh its from all over the web, just put in asthma and pregnancy or asthma nad preeclampsia and it will pull up all sorts of things.
Here's a few links
This link is very intersting in that it shows that woman with asthma are at more then double the risk of developing preeclampsia, 62% increased risk of having a c section, and an 86% increased risk of a longer then average hospital stay. Also your at 30-45% increased risk of having a premature baby, small birth weight, baby with longer hospital stay, smaller then average baby, or a birth defect.
But they also note that if the asthma is aggressively treated it may remove these increased risks.
Complications in pregnancy could increase children's risk of asthma, allergies.
Uterus-related complications during pregnancy may affect the development of a child's immune and respiratory systems and increase their risk of asthma and allergic diseases, according to Per Nafstad, M.D., Ph.D., of the National Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway and colleagues at the Nordic School of Public Health in Goteborg, Sweden.
Researchers conducted a 4-year study involving 2,531 children born in Oslo, Norway. Information was collected on maternally- related and uterus-related complications during pregnancy and the child's health and environmental exposures at birth and at 6, 12, 18 and 24 months and 4 years of age. Maternally related complications included, hyperemesis, hypertension and preeclampsia. Uterus related complications include antepartum hemorrhage, preterm contractions, insufficient placenta and restricted growth of the uterus.
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