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Dr. Warren Foster
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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. Warren Foster
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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Quitting Smoking (Checklist)

Commit to quitting -- tell friends and family to stay accountable
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Pick a date to stop and write it down
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Explore quitting aids like the patch, gum, and prescription drugs
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Seek support -- quitting can be hard
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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 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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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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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


Smoking (Definition)

More than 46 million, nearly 21% of adults in the United States, smoke, according to a 2010 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Smoking rates remained constant from 2005 - 2009. Smoking kills more than 5 million people a year worldwide, accounting for 1 out of ...Read more