About the Toolkit

Interventions during pregnancy have the potential to alter the life course of health or disease.

Asthma is the most common medical condition to affect pregnancy, and children born to mothers with asthma are at increased risk of poor perinatal outcomes, wheeze, asthma and adverse developmental outcomes. However there are currently limited resources available that are tailored to inform the management of pregnant women with asthma. The Asthma in Pregnancy Toolkit was developed to provide a centralised source of evidence-based resources to support decision making by healthcare professionals involved in the care of women with asthma, and for pregnant women seeking to improve their asthma management skills.

This project was initiated and overseen by the Centre of Excellence in Treatable Traits, which is funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).


This Toolkit would not have been possible without significant input from a large number of contributors. A full list of contributors can be found here:


The Asthma in Pregnancy Toolkit has been endorsed by the following professional bodies:

Endorsed by the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand.

TSANZ website


Project initiated and overseen by the CRE Treatable Traits funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) through the Centre of Research Excellence Scheme, and funded by Ramaciotti Foundation Health Investment Grant APP1196252.

Contact Us

We hope that you find the Asthma in Pregnancy toolkit useful. We aim to continue to update and improve this resource. Your feedback and comments would be appreciated by completing our survey, or via the form here, or by emailing AsthmaInPregnancy@newcastle.edu.au.

Medical Disclaimer

The information on this website is not to be relied upon by an individual in substitution for advice by a health care professional who has regard for the individual’s circumstances, nor in substitution for the relationship between a patient, or website visitor, and their doctor.


Acknowledgement of Country

The Asthma in Pregnancy Toolkit acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Australians and Traditional Custodians of the lands where we live, learn, and work.