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How will the development of a baby be affected if the mother smoked while she was pregnant?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 25 years experience
At birth: Smoking in a mother can affect the fetus at birth, in that they are often small for gestational age, and can have respiratory problems due to this. If the baby did well at birth, they may do ok, but may still be small, at least for a while.
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