About 8% of adults have asthma. Women are more likely to have asthma than men.
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However, only 40% of women who have medicine for their asthma will get the medication during pregnancy.
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Some pregnant women don't purchase their prescription because it is expensive.
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Other pregnant women don't get their medication to control asthma because they are afraid of the risks.
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Experts say the benefits of asthma medication outweighs the possible risks.
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Doctors encourage women to continue taking their asthma medication during pregnancy.
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