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By Catharine Parker-Littler

All of your being pregnant and start questions responded by means of skilled midwives. what is most sensible to devour while pregnant? what number mins aside should still my contractions be? what is an excellent tip for an exceptional night's sleep? by way of dishing out care, suggestion and pleasant reassurance while pregnant and labour, midwives are the wellbeing and fitness pros moms are looking to flip to. you will discover 1,000 real-life inquiries to midwives, spoke back with updated details you could belief. It covers every thing you want to understand from perception to the 1st weeks of existence with a brand new child. It attracts at the event of long term midwife Catherine Parker-Littler. "Ask A Midwife" is like having your individual a midwife on name, 24 hours an afternoon.

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Always inform your midwife or doctor of any medical condition, as well as any medications you use. It is essential that you keep asthma under control in pregnancy, which means continuing to use your inhalers, since the risks from uncontrolled asthma are greater than any risk from taking asthma medication. If asthma is uncontrolled, it can mean that not enough oxygen gets to the baby, leading to a low birth weight. One of the best ways to control asthma, in addition to taking medication, is to avoid “triggers,” such as pet fur and dust mites.

Always inform your midwife or doctor of any medical condition, as well as any medications you use. It is essential that you keep asthma under control in pregnancy, which means continuing to use your inhalers, since the risks from uncontrolled asthma are greater than any risk from taking asthma medication. If asthma is uncontrolled, it can mean that not enough oxygen gets to the baby, leading to a low birth weight. One of the best ways to control asthma, in addition to taking medication, is to avoid “triggers,” such as pet fur and dust mites.

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