Effects of smoking on pregnancy and childbirth

There are many dangerous side effects of smoking during pregnancy. If you find out you are pregnant you should quit smoking as soon as possible. There are many resources out their to help you quit. Talk to your doctor about a safe plan for quiting smoking.

- Smoking reduces fertility in both men and women
- Increased risk of miscarriage
- 5 times more likely to have an ectopic pregnancy
- Increased risk of placental abruption
- Increased risk of placenta previa
- Increased risk of preterm birth
- Increased risk of having a stillborn
- Up to 70% increased risk of serious birth defects
- Low birth weight common
- Increased risk of lung problems in baby

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4Katie
Moms Expertise
    06/04/14
    8Theresa Gould
    My mother smoked during some of her pregnancies. I know for sure with my youngest sister. She tried with me but couldn't as it made her sick....I haven't liked smoking since in the womb!
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