Asthma attacks during pregnancy linked to some health risks in babies

08/5/2013 | WebMD ·

Children born to mothers who experienced an asthma attack while pregnant were slightly more prone to infectious or parasitic diseases and ear conditions than peers with mothers who did not have an asthma event, a Danish study in the journal Pediatrics found. These children were also about 1.4 times more likely to suffer from diseases involving the nervous system, respiratory system or the skin. However, researchers found that maternal asthma during pregnancy was not linked to mental health problems, blood disorders, and diseases of the immune, circulatory, musculoskeletal or urinary systems.

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