Benefits of good asthma control during pregnancy

Better oxygenation of the fetus (or less risk of perinatal asphyxia)
Reduced risk of pregnancy complications for both mother and child
 Reduced risk of gestational diabetes
 Reduced risk of intrauterine growth retardation and small for gestational age
 Reduced risk of preterm labour and preterm delivery
Reduced risk of asthma exacerbation
 Reduced need of oral corticosteroids
 Decreased risk of pre-eclampsia, placental abruption and placenta praevia
 Reduced risk of caesarean section delivery
 Reduced risk of prolonged post-partum hospital stay