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Asthma and pregnancy.

Hello,
I am 7 months pregnant.
I am also asthmatic and have been taking 4 - 6 puffs of Becotide for several years and Ventolin when I need it. I have carried on like this right through my pregnancy, on the advice of my doctor and up until now everything has been fine.
I've got a few questions to ask:
1)-Is it OK to carry on yaking my inhaler right up until I give birth? I am particularly worried what the effects of taking Becotide long-term could be to my baby.
2)- Will I be able to give birth naturally, or would it be safer to start thinking about a caesarean? (It's my first pregnancy.)
Thank you for your help.


You can and should carry on with your medication up to and beyond the birth. Make sure you alter the dosage according to how you feel and trust your doctors to give you the safest and most effective treatment.
Discuss your birthing options with your doctor. Whether you will be able to cope with a natural birth, depends on how your lungs are on that day and how much oxygen is in your blood by the end of your pregnancy. Trust your doctors again to help you make the right decision.



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