Smoking while pregnant increases the possibility of stillbirth, miscarriage, and low birth weight. Every time you smoke during pregnancy, you put your baby’s health at risk.
It increases the risks of complications and birth defects.
Smoking during pregnancy affects you and your baby’s health before, during, and after your baby is born.
Cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, including 43 known cancer-causing compounds and 400 other toxins.
The chemicals include nicotine, carbon monoxide, tar, formaldehyde, ammonia, hydrogen cyanide, and DDT. Smoking while pregnant reduces the oxygen supply to the baby.
You should avoid smoking while breastfeeding to protect the baby from harmful substances.
Smoking during any stage in pregnancy is damaging for the baby development. The risk of smoking while pregnant in the first trimester is a lot more dangerous due to the development of the baby.
The first trimester the baby is going over the most important developmental changes of the organs. Smoking can lead to serious organ defects and problems with development.
Smoking during pregnancy may increase the risk of:
Long Term Effects
There are many benefits of quitting smoking when pregnant:
Second-hand smoke and pregnancy are two things that do not go together. Even if you don’t smoke when you’re pregnant, just being around smokers, can increase the risk of harming your future baby.
Exposure to second-hand smoke amplifies the risk of:
Second-hand smoke and pregnancy are two things that do not go together. Even if you don’t smoke when you’re pregnant, just being around smokers, can increase the risk of harming your future baby. Exposure to second-hand smoke amplifies the risk of:
How to quit smoking while pregnant?
Many experts show that smoking has an antagonistic effect on female fertility. You can also have difficulty in conceiving compared to non-smokers.
No smoking in pregnancy is not illegal in the US.
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