May 10, 2021
Determining how pregnancy impacts children’s asthma symptoms
Linn Moore’s new research will examine if adverse maternal, perinatal and environmental factors affect how easy or hard it is to control asthma symptoms in children.
A University of Alberta research project is examining how pregnancy may impact children’s asthma symptoms.
“Asthma is a very common illness in children and is often hard to control, which makes asthma dangerous,” says Linn Moore, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. “Children who have problems controlling their breathing are also more likely to have lung disease when they grow up.”
Moore, alongside supervisor Maria B. Ospina, is trying to determine if adverse maternal, perinatal and environmental factors—like where you live—affect how easy or hard it is to control asthma symptoms in children.