Pulmonary Function Test in Asthmatic Pregnant Women at Different Trimesters

Abstract

A cross sectional study carried out in Gynecological consultancy department of AL-Zahraa Teaching Hospital for Gynecology and Pediatrics in AL-Najaf city for period from 1st of November, 2014 to end of May, 2015 on convenient sample two hundred pregnant women. The data were collected through direct interview (in private room) and fulfilling of prepared questionnaire. Pulmonary function test parameters (FEV1, FVC, FEV1% and PEFR) changes were estimated by using Spirolab III tool. A significant lower means of FEV1% and PEFR were observed among asthmatic pregnant women than non – asthmatic (p˂ 0.001), there is a statistically significant lower means of BMI and FEV1% of pregnant women in 2nd trimester than 3rd trimester (p˂ 0.001). A significant higher means of FVC, FEV1 and PEFR for pregnant women were observed in 2nd trimester than 3rd trimester (p˂ 0.001).