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Pregnancy & Asthma

Pregnant woman enjoying a baby shower.

Keeping mom-to-be and baby breathing easy is our top priority.

Oh, baby! Welcome to pregnancy. Congratulations on the new addition to your family!
During pregnancy, you’ll experience so many changes to your body. Some expectant moms find that they develop pregnancy-induced asthma, making it more difficult to breathe. If you already have asthma, it’s tough to know how pregnancy might affect it.

If you’re unsure if you have pregnancy-induced asthma, here are common asthma symptoms:
• tightness in the chest
• trouble breathing
• shortness of breath
• coughing
• wheezing

Experts aren’t sure what causes pregnancy-induced asthma, but increased hormone levels are a likely culprit. During pregnancy, increased estrogen levels can make most expectant moms feel stuffiness in the nose and sinuses. To keep you and your baby healthy, be sure to contact your doctor if you think you might have asthma. Or, if you already have asthma, let your doctor know if your symptoms get worse and/or you’re using your inhaler or rescue medication more often than usual. It’s important to make sure you and your baby are getting enough oxygen.

Whether you already have asthma or if you suspect you might have pregnancy-induced asthma, we have four Cincinnati locations and one in Richmond, Indiana to care for you and baby. Our board-certified allergists can develop a custom treatment plan to keep you – and baby – breathing easy. If you suspect you might have pregnancy-induced asthma, make an appointment today.