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Will smoking while pregnant affect my baby?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Definitely. There are many complications associated with smoking in pregnancy.
Perhaps the most common is low-birth weight. This is not a desirable effect, as it probably results from a reduction in blood flow to the baby when the nicotine constricts the diameter of your arteries.

In brief: Yes

Definitely. There are many complications associated with smoking in pregnancy.
Perhaps the most common is low-birth weight. This is not a desirable effect, as it probably results from a reduction in blood flow to the baby when the nicotine constricts the diameter of your arteries.
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

It greatly increases the risk of death for both baby and mom.

In brief: Yes

It greatly increases the risk of death for both baby and mom.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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