MIMS Education

Asthma in Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

Asthma in Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

Family MedicineGeneral PracticeInternal MedicineRespiratory MedicineObstetrics And Gynaecology
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Overview

About this course

Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition that can affect women during pregnancy. Effectively managing asthma in pregnancy is crucial to ensure the well-being of both the expectant mother and the fetus. While pharmacologic interventions are the mainstay of treatment, non-pharmacologic measures are also emphasized as part of the overall management of asthma during this period.

This e-learning module aims to review the physiologic changes in pregnancy affecting women with asthma, its fetal and maternal complications, and to discuss the approach to the management of asthma in pregnancy.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:
  • Evaluate and manage asthma in pregnancy
  • Identify the maternal and fetal complications of asthma during pregnancy

Topics covered

  • Introduction
  • Physiologic changes in pregnancy affecting asthma
  • Clinical manifestations and assessment
  • Maternal and fetal complications
  • Management
  • Asthma exacerbation during pregnancy
Keywords: asthma in pregnancy, inhaled corticosteroid, treatment of asthma in pregnancy

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