Young Parents Team
Both you and your husband have asthma. What can you do during pregnancy to lower the chance of your child inheriting it?
We ask obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Fong Yang from Fong’s Clinic for Women and Fertility.
Asthma is a condition with numerous causes, one of which is genetic. I’m afraid there is very little you can do to lower the risks of asthma in your unborn child.
The best advice I can give you is to be in good health before planning for a baby, so that you can enjoy a smooth pregnancy.
Poorly-controlled asthma poses risks to both you and your unborn child. If you need to use medication, you must follow your doctor’s instructions or visit him immediately if in doubt.