Asthma Medication Use While Pregnant Can Lead to Birth Defects
When expectant mothers use drugs, bad things can happen. As we all know, all drugs have side effects. These side effects can more intensely impact a developing baby than they do the mother.
A new study found that asthma medication use by expectant mothers can cause birth defects. Specifically, the use of these medications can cause improper development of the esophagus (esophageal atresia), the rectum and anis (anorectal atresia). In addition, these medications can cause the intestines and other internal organs to stick out of the navel (omphalocele).
Expectant mothers need to seriously consider every possible alternative to taking any kind of drug while pregnant.