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Old 10-20-2006, 01:27 PM   #1
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asthma & giving birth

Iam really worried about child birth.. I have asthma which is brought on by exercise and im scared of what will happen when the time comes to have children..

There is no way im strong enough to go threw child birth, and no way I would want a serious attack while trying to give birth..

If anyone here has asthma and has had children, I would love for some advice..

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Re: asthma & giving birth

I had two sons, I grew up with asthma and mostly got it from exercise runnig, sometimes laughing, It did not affect me while giving birth and I have not had asthma since giving birth 34 years ago.

 
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Re: asthma & giving birth

Thats interesting sunny, my asthma started when i was about 12-13years old (now 27) but before then i used to run everywhere I was a very active child.. I could not run now mind you, not even a little bit as I would have a serius attack, so i was worried about child birth as it doesnt look a easy thing to do

 
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Re: asthma & giving birth

Are you not on any meds? If you have EIA, you can use albuterol before any cardio and it should keep an attack from happening. I haveregular asthma and am a jogger and dancer. I do 2 puffs of the albuterol 20 minutes before any cardio (jogging, dancing, mowing the grass, etc) that I know will produce an attack. You should talk to your pulmonologist about this.

 
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I have sever asthma and really didn't have a bit of a problem giving brith , except for the 23 hours of labour .No wheezing at all , no shortness of breath (except the normal type from the pain)and no coughing at all. Don't be so worried you'll be fine ask your doctor , women have alwaqys had chidren and I've never hears of one having an asthma attack during labour !So chill sweetie and enjoy your sleep while you can!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Forgive my spelling it's late here and I was up at 5:00am .

 
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Thank you engineer1961, you have helped quite abit, just hope my panic attacks dont kick in now lol

 
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