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Is It Safer To Smoke Light Cigarettes During Pregnancy
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Home is the main place i suggest that pregnant women tell friends/family to "take it outside" if people smoke they not only make themselves unhealthy (affecting financially those who depend on them) but also sicken pregnant women and predispose the babies to be smaller both before and after birth. If smokers want to be part of the life of families they say they love they should stop smoking asap! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unlikely harm: While concentrated fireworks smoke is likely to be harmful, these are ignited out of doors and are quickly diluted by the atmosphere and wind. It is highly unlikely that you would inhale enough to harm either yourself or your developing baby. If you are close enough to get symptoms, then you are more at risk from the explosion itself. ...Read more
Need to know this: Marijuana has a mixed reputation, but we have found that adolescents who heavily use can develop emotional and cognitive issues which may stay with them for life. A baby inside of you would be far more vulnerable, so stay away from weed until after labor and delivery. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes. Marijuana has: Known effects in brain activity, behavior, & sleep patterns of prenatally exposed infants & children.Smoking 1 joint/day or more can cause problems with attention, impulsivity, academic performance & short term memory, from increased carbon monoxide/decreased oxygen to the fetal brain. Babies passively smoke what adults smoke & get it thru breast milk, impacting development & lung function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Moving away from smoking cigarettes when you are pregnant is a very good idea. Replacing them with E-cigarettes .. not so much. There is still some nicotine, quite harmful to the baby & placenta, in E-cigarettes and, as they are not regulated, the amount is unknown ... in some E-cigs it might be more! Also, you and baby are exposed to other toxins in E-cigarettes. They are not safe. ...Read more
Less oxygen to baby: The nicotine and other substances in cigarettes do a number on the blood vessels in the body, making them smaller and decreasing the blood flow. The blood flow to the uterus takes oxygen to your baby. By decreasing the oxygen to the baby, smoking can cause small babies, miscarriage or stillbirth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wait till the 2nd: Trimester.Make sure it's done in a well-ventilated area & that your hair is rinsed thoroughly after application of the most natural dyes possible. Highlighting has less risk for absorption through the skin than overall dyeing, but not through inhalation of peroxide or dyes. Wear gloves if you touch the chemicals yourself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to quit smoking cold Turkey while pregnant or will it stress the baby out and possibly cause miscarriage?
NO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: The infant's wellbeing needs to be taken into account. ...Read more
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