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Many Women Stop Their Asthma Meds While Pregnant

Reuters

Almost one-third of women receiving asthma control medications stop using them during the first few months of pregnancy - despite advice that a mother's uncontrolled asthma is more dangerous to the developing fetus than the drugs, according to a new study from the Netherlands. Both the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) and the US National Asthma Education and Prevention Program recommend that women continue taking asthma medications throughout pregnancy, because the risks of exacerbated asthma are greater than the risks of the medication.
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