Sorry I hope you dont mind. I am new to the site as my son has been diagnosed with Asthma today.
I have some questions about why. I suppose this is natural in parents to want to understand and I am trying not to blame myself but its difficult.
I quit smoking the day I discovered I was pregnant and never smoked again. I was 5 weeks when I found out as it wasnt planned. I breastfed for 11 months which I thought would help build up anti bodies against this sort of thing.
However when I was pregnant I had a cronic hip condition which left me in a wheelchair. I had to take increasingly stonger painkillers and was eventually put on morphine. I was given an emergancy C section at 38 weeks as I felt bad giving all the drugs to my unborn baby. He had an ok birth weight for his gestation (6lb 14oz) but gained weight slowly (at 2 he is still in 9-12 month trousers) I was never concerned at the time but now feel this may be a factor in his asthma.
Also as a baby he dribbled an awful lot - far more than other babies the same age. I mentioned it to my HV and she said it wasnt a problem so I left it but again is this a factor I should have picked up on?
I just think I'd feel better with some answers. I was pretty numb when the gp told me so I didnt really ask anything but we're going back in 2 weeks so I'll try and ask the questions then.
Thank you for listening.