Asthma and labor

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by BigZai, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. BigZai

    BigZai Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone had issues with labor because of asthma? My breathing has gotten worse during pregnancy and i am curious/worried that i will have trouble breathing when i give birth.
    My mother has asthma and she said she didn't have any problems but my asthma is worse then hers
     
  2. meercat23

    meercat23 Well-Known Member

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    Hi bigzai..I to have asthma and only very really gets worse whilst pregnant an in the summer...this is my 4th baby an havent really had any problems during labour with it,as long as I take my inhales,my advice would b to concentrate on ur breathing during labour Hun.....
    From the uk and my MW has told me to take both my inhales to hospital,as they dnt provide them?!so mite b a good idea to get some spare to pack in ur hospital bag Hun! Try not to worry/panic Hun...:flower:
     
  3. BigZai

    BigZai Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for responding, I be sure to have it with me and an extra in case. I was just worried because breathing is a big part of labor.
     
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    meercat23 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I agree... I found the MW in hospital really helpful and reasurring, with really does help alot to keep u calm and relaxed as much as!
     
  5. Claudia83

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    I have asthma too, but it's been very well controlled during my pregnancy. I asked my allergist if this was going to be a problem and he said absolutely not. So long as I take my inhalers as needed, labor/delivery should not complicate things. He also said I could request oxygen if I felt out of breath, so maybe something you could ask your MW?
     
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    Hi, I have asthma too. This is now my 3rd baby. My asthma has always been hard to control during pregnancy but I have never had any issues while in labour x
     
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    Hey I am Asthmatic too and am finding myself getting breathless as well; I am thinking that once things start moving, if you have any problems the nurses will be there to help you xxx
     
  8. Barbles

    Barbles Mum to 1 & cooking 1 more

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    I was fine during labour, didnt take my inhaler once, I was a bit worried about the G&A affecting my breathing but it didnt. Im finding my asthma a bit hard to manage at the moment, due to being big and it being so hot but hopefully once baby drops a bit more it will get a bit better x
     

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