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how much could smoking during pregnancy harm the baby in the womb?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Increased problems: The infant of a smoker will see their placental blood vessels age faster & start to shrink, reducing their blood flow & cutting their birth weight by 1/2 lb or more. They will have a higher risk of crib death, 2-3x as many ear & lung infections. They will grow up wanting to smoke because their source people do. Interesting legacy to give someone you are supposed to love.

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A 26-year-old female asked:

In what week will i start feeling the movement of my baby in the womb? I am now 14weeks pregnant

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Varies: Most first timers will notice fetal movement between 18-21 wks while those with more experience feel it at 16 wks. Babies are active earlier but the ability to sense their movement and distinguish it from bowel gas or other issues is a learned skill.

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Last updated May 12, 2019

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