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Dangers of Smoking While Pregnant

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Dangers of Smoking While Pregnant

  • Lower birth weight. Smoking reduces the amount of blood that reaches your placenta starving your baby of the food it needs to grow.
  • Smoking makes it harder to get pregnant in the first place by lowering your fertility.
  • Once pregnant, smoking makes miscarriages more likely.
  • After birth, babies born to smoking mothers cry more as they crave the nicotine you do in cigarette smoke.
  • Babies born to smoking mothers are more likely to die unexplained (SIDS), and to suffer from asthma and ear infections when older.
  • Children of smoking parents are more likely to smoke too.

Smoking is dangerous to you AND your baby in pregnancy.

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