This is my first pregnancy and I just wanted to know if there were many other people who have experienced asthma with pregnancy and any other info or advice they might have as I find my gp and midwife have not been that helpful? I have moderate asthma, prior to being pregnant I would take sabutamol everyday especially at night. Since being pregnant my asthma seems to have worsened where I’m taking a couple pumps about 5 times a day as I’ll suddenly find myself wheezy. I’ve never been hospitalised for my asthma but I don’t leave the house without my pump because when the sudden wheezing comes on I feel light headed, claustrophobic because I can feel I’m not getting a clear breath in and I suddenly sound very dry whistle and squeaky. If I feel a bit wheezy should I immediately take the inhaler or is it best to wait a while as sometimes it can go away on its own after 30 minutes. I’m getting quite paranoid about constantly taking something and the potential side effects it might be having on my baby? When I asked my gp if it was safe she said ‘well if you need it then you need’ but I still would like to know the effect it’s having on my baby because I’d rather put up with a bit of discomfort (with my inhaler to hand) and wait/see if it will pass on it’s own (Which it sometimes does) if it’s better for baby.
I hope that made sense and thank you so much in advance to anyone who can share some info! Xxx
Any asthmatic expectant mums?
Ella5555 · 15/05/2020 09:32
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