Is it safe to have asthma medication during pregnancy? - Dr. Guruprasad Bhat. Asthma in pregnant women can cause harm to both mother and baby. Children born to
mothers who experience asthma attacks during pregnancy appear to be at higher risk for numerous
Uncontrolled asthma during pregnancy result in a condition called pre eclampsia which affects
various organs like placenta, kidneys, liver and also cause raises blood pressure in pregnant women,
causes vaginal bleeding, severe morning sickness.
Decreases the growth rate of the fetus (intrauterine growth retardation) resulting in decreased size and
weight of the baby.
Leads to premature birth that is delivery before 37th week and also if left uncontrolled can cause death of
the baby before or after birth.
Some of the researches done had concluded that asthma in pregnant women would give birth to babies
with various infectious, parasitic diseases; endocrine and metabolic disorders; diseases of the nervous
system, ear, respiratory system, digestive system, and skin; and malformations.
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