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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Smoking In Pregnancy (Overview)

Smoking in pregnancy refers to the act of smoking tobacco while one is pregnant. Smoking during pregnancy can put the mother and fetus at risk for certain diseases and conditions.


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Smoking during pregnancy?

Smoking during pregnancy?

Very bad idea: Smoking will hurt not only your health but also your baby's health for the rest of his/her life. Quit asap. It is not easy. Consult your doctor for assistance. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
6 doctors shared insights

Smoking In Pregnancy (Overview)

Smoking in pregnancy refers to the act of smoking tobacco while one is pregnant. Smoking during pregnancy can put the mother and fetus at risk for certain diseases and conditions.


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How harmful for your health is smoking during pregnancy?

How harmful for your health is smoking during pregnancy?

Not sure..: It's just never a good idea to smoke while pregnant. Ever. And because there is no positive effect, why take a chance? Think if you were the fetus. Would you want your mom to smoke while you were trying to grow and survive? And if something were to go wrong with your pregnancy or the baby, why take the chance of living your life wondering if something you did caused it. Just don't do it! ...Read more

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Does smoking prevent pregnancy?

Does smoking prevent pregnancy?

NO: while smoking may have adverse effects of women's fertility, that effect is highly variable and generally quite modest. What prevents pregnancy is adequate contraception - ideally long-term like provera (medroxyprogesterone) injections or other reliable hormonal contraception, barrier protections like condoms and spermicide or diaphragms and spermicide (not as good) and IUDs (almost as good or equal). Don't gamble!!! ...Read more

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What is the best way to quit smoking during pregnancy?

What is the best way to quit smoking during pregnancy?

Just say no: From speaking to many many patients, the best way to stop smoking is "cold turkey". Don't say in two days or just this last pack! just make up your mind and just stop. Ear acupuncture has been found to be helpful in helping to stop also. ...Read more

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Can smoking during pregnancy cause a miscarriage?

Can smoking during pregnancy cause a miscarriage?

Don't smoke!: Smoking has many negative effects on the the baby's well-being. It has been associated with increased miscarriages, stillbirth, premature labor, low birth weight, and problems with the placenta (placenta previa and abruption). If you are pregnant, avoid smoking for your health and the baby's. ...Read more

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Can smoking during pregnancy cause mental illness and physical health complications later in a child's life?

Can smoking during pregnancy cause mental illness and physical health complications later in a child's life?

Smoking in pregnancy: Advise to quit as soon as you found out u r pregnant. Low birth weight and other complications possible. Also if quitting now, it would do both of you good. ...Read more

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Does 2nd hand smoking affect pregnancy?And how?

Does 2nd hand smoking affect pregnancy?And how?

Yes - avoid it!: Second-hand smoke exposure during pregnancy can cause poor fetal growth, preterm premature rupture of the amniotic mambranes (water), placental abruption and fetal death - but can protect from preeclampsia. ...Read more

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Did smoking during pregnancy cause my baby to have meconium aspiration syndrome?

Did smoking during pregnancy cause my baby to have meconium aspiration syndrome?

Perhaps.: Smoking reduces your blood's capacity to carry oxygen to the placenta and fetus, therefore predisposing the baby to mas . I agree that mas is likely due to acute events, but chronic placental failure does not help.. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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If the mother was smoking during pregnancy,Can nicotine withdraw cause convulsions in infants?

If the mother was smoking during pregnancy,Can nicotine withdraw cause convulsions in infants?

Nicotine withdrawal: Newborns can occasionally exhibit symptoms of nicotine withdrawal after delivery, depending on the frequency and timing if the mother's smoking. Irritability can last for hours or days, but it would be uncommon for withdrawal from nicotine alone to cause seizures. ...Read more

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If I admit to smoking during my pregnancy, can I get in trouble later?

If I admit to smoking during my pregnancy, can I get in trouble later?

Fascinating question: Wow. It's all about you, isn't it? In medicine there are no admissions (other than into hospital) just truth. Tell your doctor truthful facts. Please realize how dangerous a mother smoking is for a fetus. The amer acad peds and ob/gyn urge women in child bearing age to refrain from smoking or drinking alcohol lest they become pregnant and harm their baby. Please think about tour question. ...Read more

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Should i go cold turkey on smoking during gf's pregnancy ?

Should i go cold turkey on smoking during gf's pregnancy ?

Yes: But of course, please get help with this, so you are setting yourself up for success! talk to your doctor about what is available, should you need it. You should absolutely not smoke---either for your gf, the baby and you! ...Read more

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How to stop smoking during the pregnancy?

How to stop smoking during the pregnancy?

Put baby first.: Let your friends & family know so that they can support you. Get rid of cigarettes, lighters, ashtrays etc. Stay away from people who are smoking so that it won't trigger the urge to smoke. Consider using a smoking cessation App, a quitline, smokefree TXT or joining a support group. ...Read more

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Can smoking marijuana before pregnancy cause any complications while pregnancy?

It certainly might: It appears that exposure to marijuana during embryonic/fetal development can cause behavior problems. Exactly when during development the danger happens is unknown but we do know that marijuana substances can stay in your body for quite some time even after you stop. Why subject your children to such risk? Besides all this, smoking *anything* puts carbon monoxide and other poisons in your body. ...Read more

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Can staying up at night very late, alcohol and smoking excessively prevent pregnancy at first month?

Can staying up at night very late, alcohol and smoking excessively prevent pregnancy at first month?

No, but bad: Both alcohol and tobacco smoke are dangerous to the developing fetus. If you're serious about getting pregnant, stop both right away to give your baby a chance at a good life. ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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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