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Asthma medicines are considered safe in pregnancy

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Common asthma medicines are safe in pregnancy, according to researcher from Nottingham University

The study, published inThorax, assessed the association between maternal asthma and gestational exposure to asthma medications with risk of congenital malformation in children.

The researchers compared 5,124 children with major congenital malformations and 30,053 children born with no deformity.

Taking asthma medicines in pregnancy was not associated with increased risk of congenital malformation.

The researchers also found no association between malformation and children born to mothers receiving asthma treatment in the year before or during pregnancy.

The risk of any malformation in children born to women with asthma was marginally higher than that in children born to women without asthma.
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