Asthma and Pregnancy Toolkit
Breathe 4 Baby
Asthma and allergic diseases are the most common medical conditions faced during pregnancy. Asthma prevalence in pregnancy is 8-9% and increasing. Pregnant people with asthma have an increased risk for perinatal complications including preterm birth, low birth weight, and pre-eclampsia. Severe asthma in pregnancy is a cause of mortality. Optimal asthma management in pregnancy is associated with improved outcomes in maternal and fetal health.
The Breathe 4 Baby Toolkit is a resource for educating patients and providers regarding asthma prevalence, diagnosis, and management in pregnancy to improve outcomes for pregnant people with asthma and their babies. This includes the Pregnancy and Lactation Asthma Plan, the validated pregnancy ACT (p-ACT), and other educational resources.
Pregnancy and Lactation Asthma Plan
PLAN DE ACCIÓN CONTRA EL ASMA DURANTE EL EMBARAZO Y LA LACTANCIA (Pregnancy and Lactation Asthma Plan)
Pregnancy Asthma Control Test
PRUEBA DE CONTROL DEL ASMA DURANTE EL EMBARAZO (Pregnancy Asthma Control Test)
This toolkit was created by the Vaccines and Medications in Pregnancy Surveillance Study Taskforce (VAMPSS), and the Women’s Health in A/I Committee in collaboration with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA).
Mother To Baby resources page
Basics Of Asthma and Pregnancy
Asthma Medication Fact Sheets - The effect on pregnancy/lactation, birth defects, fertility.
Breathing for two: Managing asthma during pregnancy
Asthma in Pregnancy Toolkit - Australia
Article on asthma and pregnancy. (includes podcast)
Article on asthma, allergies and pregnancy. (includes podcast)
Asthma Overview in basic language for patients. Includes symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
Inhaled Asthma Medications
Studies on monoclonal antibody therapies (biologics) and asthma during pregnancy.