Healthy breathing is vital to a healthy pregnancy!
The checklists below will help maintain asthma control before pregnancy, during and post-partum.
- Make a pre-conception appointment with your healthcare provider to discuss your current level of asthma control and ask questions about continuing your current asthma medications once you’re pregnant. Come prepared by downloading our free Asthma Action Plan – this will let you leave with concrete steps to follow in case your asthma symptoms get worse.
- Review your inhaler technique. View our videos or get help from a Certified Respiratory Educator (it’s free!)
- If you smoke or vape, make a plan to quit now.
- Get your flu shot when it becomes available in your region. Infectious respiratory disease like the flu can be very dangerous for pregnant people. Getting the flu shot during pregnancy can also help to protect your newborn child.
- Plan to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The vaccines are considered to be safe for pregnant women.
- Stay active. With well-controlled asthma, you can continue to exercise. Ask your asthma care provider for tips on staying active.
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If you have questions about managing your symptoms during all life’s stages, reach out to our Lung Health Line for free personalized assistance from a Certified Respiratory Educator. Chat online at lunghealth.ca or call toll-free 1-888-344-LUNG (5864).