Yes. Women with asthma can conceive normally but with a few complications that would require them to take extra precautions. Complications such as early labour, high blood pressure and low birth weight are quite common among women with asthma.
A study has shown that the time to pregnancy increases multiple times among asthmatic females. It is because in the asthmatic females, Tristetraprolin protein is altered during pregnancy that has a negative effect on fertility. This study further suggests that inflammation due to asthma does not allow cytokines and growth factors to work in a predetermined manner and affect implantation. Besides this, the adaptive immune system is also likely to get affected in asthmatic females that does not allow normal pregnancy.
Although research shows that women may find it difficult to conceive and deliver the baby, studies recommend not to make complications a reason for not getting pregnant. Studies have shown that asthmatic children live as long as people with no health condition. Moreover, asthma is not autosomal, recessive or sex-linked, which means it is not confirmed whether the disease will transfer from the parent to child or not. Asthma occurs mostly due to environmental and/or genetic reasons, therefore, asthmatic females should not be scared of conceiving a child.
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