Many women incorrectly believe asthma medication will interfere with their pregnancy, and put their baby and themselves at risk by discontinuing their treatment, the study suggests. Image: AngiePhotos/iStockphoto Pregnant women are exposing themselves and their unborn babies to unnecessary risk by stopping their asthma medication without consulting their doctor.Research, published in The Journal of Asthma, by Monash University scientists found women were poorly supported in managing asthma during pregnancy, with many incorrectly believing medication would interfere with their pregnancy.Lead investigator, Angelina Lim, of the Monash University Centre for Medicine Use and Safety (CMUS), said that while the dangers of stopping asthma treatment were well established, the group's recently published systematic review in the Annals of Pharmacotherapy, found there was no clear evidence of medications at regular doses causing adverse effects during pregnancy. "We have found many women are decreasing or stopping their asthma medication, jeopardising asthma control at a time when it...
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