For those of you who worry about the small quantity of steroids in some of the inhalers, DON'T! It is an inconsequential amount and does not harm the baby at all. It helps to remember that your baby needs you to breath easily, providing him or her with much needed oxygen.
The asthma medication, Brethine, has an interesting place in obstetrics. It was an old treatment for asthma but was noted to relax the uterus and reduce the number of contractions. In fact, it is commonly used in maternity units around the country to treat preterm labor.
Our parenting advice is given as suggestions only. We recommend you also consult your healthcare provider, and urge you to contact them immediately if your question is urgent or about a medical condition.