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Doctor insights on: Is It Safer To Smoke Light Cigarettes During Pregnancy

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Dr. Arthur Balin
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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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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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Is it safe to smoke marijuana while pregnant?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Is it safe to smoke marijuana while pregnant?

Marijuana/Pregnant: Few of consequences for the newborn are; permanent cognitive deficits, poor concentration, hyperactivity, impaired social interactions. ...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 safe to be exposed to second-hand smoke while pregnant?

Is it safe to be exposed to second-hand smoke while pregnant?

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 more

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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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Are ecigs safe during pregnancy if it is no nicotine?

Are ecigs safe during pregnancy if it is no nicotine?

Not advised : Please avoid any inhalants during pregnancy, nicotine-containing or otherwise - see your OB to reinforce this idea ...Read more

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Is it safe ti be around firework smoke while pregnant?

Is it safe ti be around firework smoke while pregnant?

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

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Is it safe to smoke weed during second trimester?

Is it safe to smoke weed during second trimester?

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 more

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Is smoking weed during pregnancy just as dangerous for the baby as smoking cigarettes?

Is smoking weed during pregnancy just as dangerous for the baby as smoking cigarettes?

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 more

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Is it safe to use electric cigarrette during pregnancy ?

Is it safe to use electric cigarrette during pregnancy ?

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

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Is it dangerous to smoke while pregnant?

Is it dangerous to smoke while pregnant?

Absolutely yes: Nicotine decreases blood flow to the placenta and also carbon monoxide hurts development of many organs. Stop as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Why is it unsafe to smoke while pregnant?

Why is it unsafe to smoke while pregnant?

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 more

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Is it harmful to fetus to get blond high lights while pregnant? Is inhaling the peroxide bad?

Is it harmful to fetus to get blond high lights while pregnant?  Is inhaling the peroxide bad?

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 more

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Is it safer to taper off cigarettes or to quit smoking fast while pregnant?

Is it safer to taper off cigarettes or to quit smoking fast while pregnant?

Quit fast: The faster you quit the better. Better to use nicotine gum, patches, etc rather than continue smoking. Ideally quitting cold turkey is best. ...Read more

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Throughout your pregnancy, is it okay to smoke weed ?

Throughout your pregnancy, is it okay to smoke weed ?

NO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: The infant's wellbeing needs to be taken into account. ...Read more

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Is it okay to smoke a cigarette when you are on oxygen?

Is it okay to smoke a cigarette when you are on oxygen?

Very dangerous: Aside from the serious risk of fire damage from chemical combustion, is the use of oxygen secondary to lung disease caused by smoking? ...Read more

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