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Is it ok to smoke occasionally during pregnancy?

Is it ok to smoke occasionally during pregnancy?

No: The problem is that people who say they smoke occasionally either underestimate how much they are truly smoking or can suddenly develop a more regular habit of smoking. Each cigarette introduces 1000s of toxins into the baby's system and raises the mother's blood pressure possibly causing an early separation of the placenta. ...Read more

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can you use smoke substitutes during pregnancy ?

Can you use smoke substitutes during pregnancy ?

Not a good idea: Nicotine is nicotine whether it is in a smokeless cigarette, regular cigarrette, chewing tobacco, gum, patches...... It is better to consider giving up all nicotine during pregnancy because it can effect blood flow to the baby and effect growth. There are many smoking cessation support programs. Also remember it takes about 3 days for the nicotine to get out of your system. ...Read more

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How bad is it to smoke during your pregnancy?

Quite BAD: According to the centers for disease control & prevention- research shows that smoking during pregnancy is linked to premature births, babies with low birth weights & stillbirths, as well as sudden infant death syndrome. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to eat cured or smoked foods during pregnancy?

Is it safe for me to eat cured or smoked foods during pregnancy?

Here's the diet.: Eat only meats, fish, and poultry and eggs that are fully cooked. Avoid unpasteurized dairy products and fruit/vegetable juices. Wash fresh fruits and vegetables under running water before eating. Avoid raw sprouts. So to answer your question.....Only if fully cooked. ...Read more

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Is it true that the "terrible two's" are even more terrible if mothers smoked during pregnancy?

No: The "terrible twos" are not terrible; they are a wonderful time with more learning, exploring, and fun than just about any other time in kids' lives. This time can be challenging and energy draining for parents, thus the name; but how "terrible" it actually winds up being depends on the attitude with which you approach it. Try to see things through your kid's eyes, and laugh all the time. ...Read more

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Why is it dangerous to smoke during pregnancy?

Why is it dangerous to smoke during pregnancy?

Here's a start...: Well, you already know it's dangerous to smoke anytime - male or female, pregnant or not. Risks of smoking specific to pregnancy include statistically important increase in chance of fetal death, fetal growth retardation, placental abruption (can involved hemorrhage), hypertension and pre-eclampsia in the mother - and there are many more. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous for women to smoke during pregnancy?

Is it dangerous for women to smoke during pregnancy?

Definitely!: Yes. Yes. Yes, again. Besides maternal risks you have when not pregnant, the risks to baby are huge. Placental abruption, growth restriction and fetal death are not to be played with! ...Read more

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