Poor asthma control increases risk of birth complications

08/12/2011 | HealthDay News

The odds of suffering preeclampsia and delivering a premature baby were 50% and 25% higher, respectively, among pregnant women with poorly controlled asthma, according to data on more than 1 million women. "It would be advisable for women on regular medications for asthma or having frequent symptoms to be monitored at least monthly during the course of their pregnancies," lead researcher Dr. Christina Chambers noted in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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