Q: I have just found out that I am
pregnant and worry that the asthma medicine will do harm to the fetus. Should I
stop taking the medicines?
A: Completely no. Most asthma medicine is
not only safe to take during pregnancy but it may cause some shocks, doing harm
to you and your baby. “Serious asthma or weakly-controlled will stand more
chance of causing some complications, including reducing the development in
your womb and early delivery, as well as reduce your blood oxygen”, according
to Andrew Satin – vice-director of Ob-Gyn in Johns Hopkins Medical Center in
Baltimore. “In fact, stopping treatment is the number 1 reason leading to
increase in asthma attacks during pregnancy”. Even some research shows that
shocks during early stage of pregnancy can increase the possibility of some
disabilities for the fetus.
Satin added that this chronic disease will
be more serious by 4 – 8% during gestation. Ideally, a woman who has asthma
should meet the doctor before pregnancy to ensure that the disease is
controlled well. If that is impossible, Satin said that: “Woman having asthma
should be diagnosed by obstetricians at early stage of pregnancy. Once the doctor
can determine how serious it is or how well it is controlled, treatment will be
divided into 2 types: emergency medicine and controlling medicine. The
emergency medicine is for acute explosion, and the controlling medicine is for
preventing unconscious situations.
Besides taking suitable medicine, which is
usually effective, Satin said that identifying and eliminating the reasons that
caused asthma would reduce the recurrence. “Allergens, furs, molds, and
cigarette smoke are popular stimulants. If you expose to them less, the disease
won’t get worse”.
that is impossible, Satin said that: “Woman having asthma should be diagnosed
by obstetricians at early stage of pregnancy.”
Will I get UTI more?
Q: My vesica has been infected many
times during the past few years. And now I am pregnant, and will I get it more?
A: The pregnancy itself doesn’t make you
get the Urinary tract infection (UTI) but your anamnesis does. 20% of women
will get it again, of which 30% will catch it at least once. “Women who catch
UTI easily usually have it during pregnancy” - according to Angelica Zaid, an OB-GYN
doctor at Women’s Integrative Health in Encinitas, California.
Because UTI increases the possibilities of
early delivery and kidney infection, doctors usually test their urine in every
examination before they give birth. There is another reason for this test plan:
“Symptoms when a woman is pregnant are usually silent”, explained Zaid,
“Urinating frequency is a part of pregnancy, so women usually don’t pay
attention to it”.
Zaid said that some women were lucky to get
rid of UTI thanks to taking some pills extracted from cranberries. Urinating
after an intercourse to get rid of new bacteria is a good idea as well.
be afraid of asthma medicine.