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Why were women allowed to smoke and take diet pills when pregnant in the past?

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Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Unknown risk then

In the past exceesive weight gain was much more a concern for cosmetic and health reasons during pregnancy.
Some women smoked or continued to and took diet pills to control weight gain during pregnancy. It is now confirme, after study, to be dangerous to the baby and long term to the mother. Many doctors always thought so. Now that obesity is a major problem, proper diet and exercise are best.

In brief: Unknown risk then

In the past exceesive weight gain was much more a concern for cosmetic and health reasons during pregnancy.
Some women smoked or continued to and took diet pills to control weight gain during pregnancy. It is now confirme, after study, to be dangerous to the baby and long term to the mother. Many doctors always thought so. Now that obesity is a major problem, proper diet and exercise are best.
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Dr. Stephen Sudler
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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ignorance

Denial is not limited to addicts.
Physicians have participated in denial. Physicians who smoke or take diet pills might be less likely to see the danger to their pregnant patients.

In brief: Ignorance

Denial is not limited to addicts.
Physicians have participated in denial. Physicians who smoke or take diet pills might be less likely to see the danger to their pregnant patients.
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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