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Pregnancy and Smoking
Some of the good information from Quitnet.com
Quitting smoking is the single most important thing a pregnant woman can do to ensure a healthy baby. Women who smoke are 3x more likely to have difficulty getting pregnant, and are more likely to lose their baby to spontaneous abortion and stillbirth. Smoking has been estimated to cause as many as 140,000 miscarriages each year. Smoking during pregnancy also causes premature labor and delivery, cleft palate and cleft lip, low birth weight, and numerous childhood cancers. Smoke inhaled by young children of mothers who smoke is associated with an increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), asthma, pneumonia and other respiratory illnesses, and ear infections.
Quitting early in the pregnancy provides the greatest benefit to the fetus. This is the time when the most important developments are taking place – the heart and lungs are forming and the brain is beginning to develop. However, a woman and her baby will still benefit greatly even if she quits late in pregnancy.