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Will smoking while pregnant affect my baby?

Will smoking while pregnant affect my baby?

Yes & here's how:: Your fetus will be a passive smoker, which can cause a decrease in gray matter& atypical development of white matter in the fetal brain. Consequences can be adhd, decreased iq, learning & behavior problems. Once born, your baby will be a passive smoker, as it clings to your clothes even if you go outside to smoke.. www.aap.org. Has a parent section on passive smoking in fetus & baby. ...Read more

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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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Can smoking while pregnant cause austism?

Can smoking while pregnant cause austism?

No direct link but..: Smoking while pregnant has been known to present potential risks to the baby. Anything that poses a potential risk to a developing fetus can adversely influence the outcome for the baby. The extent of the damage will depend on duration of the exposure and stage of development of the fetus at the exposure. ...Read more

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Safe ways to quite smoking while pregnant ? I just found out im pregnant

Ear Acupuncture: is both safe and effective for smoking cessation. Congratulations. ...Read more

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Safe ways to quit smoking while pregnant?

Safe ways to quit smoking while pregnant?

Any way!: Any way is safer than not quitting. It's safest to avoid alternative nicotine sources, but if you can't do it w/out their help - use one your obgyn recommends. There are breathing patterns that help. The inhale-hold-full lip exhale is a very healthy breath pattern (lowers bp, etc.) do it often (but without the cigarette) it helps fulfill some of the craving and urge. Congratulations and good luck! ...Read more

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What are the dangers of women smoking while pregnant? Also, can a pregnant woman take nicotine tabs or use electronic cigarettes? Thank you.

What are the dangers of women smoking while pregnant? Also, can a pregnant woman take nicotine tabs or use electronic cigarettes? Thank you.

Growth restriction: The biggest threat to smoking while pregnant is growth restriction (low birth weight). Also stillbirth, premature rupture of membranes, placental abruption, pre-eclampsia, congenital malformations. Pregnant women can take nicotine replacement and this is safer than smoking, though still not without risk as the vasoconstriction can still affect placenta and cause life threatening effects for both. ...Read more

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Can smoking while pregnant contribute to congenital heart defects and heart failure in my child?

Can smoking while pregnant contribute to congenital heart defects and heart failure in my child?

Yes: An association between smoking during pregnancy and congenital heart defects has been demonstrated. This is one the many problems that can occur due to smoking during pregnancy. Smoking while pregnant also increases the risk for preterm birth, low birth weight, asthma, sudden infant death syndrome and other health issues. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if smoking weed while pregnant is bad?

Can someone tell me if smoking weed while pregnant is bad?

Yes: Using any drug, whether prescribed or "street" is bad in pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. In the case of drugs being used to treat medical conditions, the risk/benefit ratio is usually favorable. However, for recreational drugs like marijuana, alcohol and tobacco, the risk way outweighs any benefits to you, and your unborn child is the one facing the risks. Talk to your ob. ...Read more

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My friend was wondering if smoking pot while pregnant can cause harm to the baby and or get her child taken away i told her it isn't good is it or not?

My friend was wondering if smoking pot while pregnant can cause harm to the baby and or get her child taken away i told her it isn't good is it or not?

Marihuana : Using pot or any addictive substance is not suggested as it may result in the infant going through withdrawal If there is a non- prescribed substance in the infant children's services may remove the child in some states even if there is a prescription and the state feels it was not appropriate the child can still be removed and the mother charged with endangerment ...Read more

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Is smoking marijuana while pregnant (18 weeks ) ok?

Is smoking marijuana while pregnant (18 weeks ) ok?

No!: Smoking marijuana is not ok--especially while pregnant! for whatever reason you are choosing to smoke marijuana, remember that your unborn baby doesn't get to make the same choice. It is going to be exposed to the chemicals in the smoke just like you are--bad enough for you, but just imagine what it's doing to a fetus that is going through such important changes on a day by day basis. Just don't! ...Read more

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Please help docs! is smoking weed while pregnant bad?

Please help docs! is smoking weed while pregnant bad?

Yes: Studies through vanderbilt university medical center have linked cannabis w ectopic pregnancy ; early miscarriages. Marijuana ^’s anadamide levels which prevents correct embryonic development ; can lead to miscarriage or the embryo may not make it’s way to the uterus ; instead implants in the fallopian tube. ...Read more