Asthma in pregnancy

Asthma affects 13% of Australian pregnancies, and children born to mothers with asthma are at increased risk of poor perinatal outcomes, wheeze, asthma, and adverse developmental outcomes. Interventions during pregnancy have the potential to alter the life course of health or disease.

We aim to: (1) develop novel models-of-care for the management of asthma during pregnancy, including virtual models; (2) improve clinician training and develop resources to assist clinicians in managing pregnant women with asthma; (3) host roundtable discussions with key stakeholders to inform research agendas in this area, and (4) develop consensus statements on the management of asthma during pregnancy.