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Allergies in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

A common concern of pregnant and breastfeeding women is whether it is OK to take medication for allergies and asthma. Many women also find that their allergies or asthma gets much worse during pregnancy, and want to know what medications are preferred in pregnancy. Special attention is given to the mother's diet during pregnancy and breastfeeding to help prevent allergies in the baby.

Safety of Antihistamines During Pregnancy
Learn about the safety of antihistamines taken during pregnancy.

Hormone Allergy
Learn about the different types of allergic rashes that occur during the menstrual cycle, including autoimmune progesterone dermatitis and catamenial anaphylaxis. Find out how these relatively rare conditions are diagnosed and treated.

Pregnancy and Allergies
Learn everything that a pregnant woman should know about allergies and asthma. Pregnancy can be a difficult time for any woman, but this is especially true for the pregnant woman suffering from allergies and asthma. Learn about the treatment of allergies and asthma during pregnancy, as well as specific allergic conditions that can occur during...

Itching and Rashes During Pregnancy
Learn about the most common causes of itching and rashes during pregnancy, and the treatments for each.

Itchy Rash During Pregnancy
Having an itchy rash during pregnancy can lead to a stressful time during pregnancy, which is otherwise supposed to be an exciting event for a mother to be. Find out what types of itchy rashes women have had during pregnancy, and how they were able to cope with it.

Managing Allergies During Pregnancy
Many women suffer from allergies during pregnancy, yet many chose not to use medications out of safety concerns for the baby. This article explains allergic and non-allergic forms if rhinitis commonly occuring during pregnancy, how allergies are diagnosed and recommended ways to treat allergies during pregnancy.

Asthma in Pregnancy
It is common for many women with asthma to stop their medications when they learn that they are pregnant. This is usually due to a fear that asthma medications may be unsafe for the baby. However, women may be doing more harm to their unborn baby by stopping their asthma medications.

Breastfeeding Anaphylaxis
It is possible for a woman to experience an allergic reaction while she is breastfeeding her baby. Learn how this is possible.

Does the Severity of Asthma During Pregnancy Affect the Health of the Baby?
Learn how uncontrolled asthma during pregnancy can lead to pre-term labor and delivery.

I’m pregnant. What asthma medications are safe to take during pregnancy?
Learn about which asthma medications can be used during pregnancy.

I’m pregnant. What medicines are safe to take for my allergies?
Find out which allergy medicines are safe to take during pregnancy.

Allergy Shots During Pregnancy
Allergen immunotherapy, or allergy shots, is the only therapy available which changes the underlying problem with allergies, and can potentially cure the problem. This therapy is indicated for allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis, and allergic asthma. Pregnant women can benefit from allergy shots as well, although there are some specific concerns when treating this group with immunotherapy.

Prevention of Allergies and Asthma in Children
Can allergies and asthma be prevented? There are many studies that have looked at a variety of ways to reduce the development of allergies and asthma in children, some successful and some not. Learn various strategies to possibly reduce the chance that your child will develop allergies or asthma.

Prevention of Food Allergies in Infants
Allergic disease is more common than ever, and it is not surprising that more parents are asking how they might be able to decrease the chance that their children will have allergies. The avoidance of commonly allergenic foods in infancy and early childhood may help prevent or delay the development of food allergies.

Immunizations and Pregnancy
Information from the Centers for Disease Control of recommended immunizations (vaccines) to receive before, during and after pregnancy.

List of Allergy Medications Considered Safe in Breastfeeding
This is a partial list of allergy medications considered safe by the American Academy of Pediatrics for breastfeeding mothers to take.

Immunizations and Breastfeeding
Precautions for immunization of mothers who are breastfeeding are listed for all commonly used vaccines. Information provided by the Centers for Disease Control.

Allergies and Pregnancy -- Treating Allergies During Pregnancy
Most women would rather not take medications in order to treat allergies during pregnancy. However, in some circumstances, it may be impossible not to. Find out what some mothers-to-be have learned about treating their allergies during pregnancy, and whether they'd do it again after what they've been through.

Sex Allergy
Learn about the types of allergic reactions that can occur during sex.

Asthma and Pregnancy -- Treating Asthma During Pregnancy
Most women would rather not take medications in order to treat asthma during pregnancy. However, in some circumstances, it may be impossible not to. Find out what some mothers-to-be have learned about treating their asthma during pregnancy, and whether they'd do it again after what they've been through.

Anaphylaxis During Pregnancy
Learn all about anaphylaxis during pregnancy, including the evaluation and treatment of this severe allergic condition that can be especially dangerous when occurring during pregnancy.

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