Asthma and pregnancy

4) Other medicines

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If you have allergies such as hay fever there are some antihistamines which are suitable for asthma and pregnancy – speak to your doctor about this.

During pregnancy indigestion, heartburn and acid reflux are common (when stomach acid is pushed up in to your throat, irritating your airways and feeding tube or oesophagus) This acid reflux can make your asthma worse. Ask your doctor or midwife about the best tips and the most suitable treatment for you.

Remember it is safe to receive your annual flu vaccination to protect you and your baby and you should make sure you attend to have this.

If you have any concerns you can ask for an early asthma review even if it was less than a year since your last review.