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So How Bad is Smoking on Pregnant Mothers?

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Especially is this true with a heightened risk of ectopic pregnancy, vaginal bleeding or even problems with the placenta itself, as reported by Healthland.time.com. What was even more interesting about this study was the following fact: women who are smokers – particularly heavy smokers – have more of a likelihood of raising a jailbird.

This information is not meant to scare anyone to extreme degrees. Try to do what you reasonably can to protect your baby from these toxins – much like you would any other poison. And if you do smoke, quit, especially if you are thinking about or already are pregnant. It is an addiction, but isn’t your baby worth it?


Alcohol and Drugs - Smoking During Pregnancy
March of Dimes

A New Study Details the Effects of Smoking in Pregnancy

Reviewed July 21, 2011
by Michele Blacksberg R.N.
Edited by Jody Smith

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