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What are the risks of smoking cigarettes during second trimester of pregnancy?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Many

The most severe risks are for your baby.
Growth retardation, premature delivery and multiple developmental effects are the concern there. Then, for you, it is elevation of blood pressure, pulmonary infections, asthma, low oxygen levels, smell bad and others. Would you put a cigarette in your baby's mouth after it is born? That is what you do if you smoke while it is attached in your womb! qui.

In brief: Many

The most severe risks are for your baby.
Growth retardation, premature delivery and multiple developmental effects are the concern there. Then, for you, it is elevation of blood pressure, pulmonary infections, asthma, low oxygen levels, smell bad and others. Would you put a cigarette in your baby's mouth after it is born? That is what you do if you smoke while it is attached in your womb! qui.
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Dr. Hassan Harirah
Smoking is associated with many complication to the mother and fetus. It is very advisable to quit smoking during pregnancy.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: Smoking causes PPROM

The most devastating effect of prenatal smoking on the pregnancy is preterm premature rupture of membranes that sentences an otherwise healthy fetus to lifelong disability and suffering (especially if it occurs before 32 weeks).
Quit as early as possible after pregnancy is confirmed! consider it a sacrifice for your offspring, even if you do not care about your own health.

In brief: Smoking causes PPROM

The most devastating effect of prenatal smoking on the pregnancy is preterm premature rupture of membranes that sentences an otherwise healthy fetus to lifelong disability and suffering (especially if it occurs before 32 weeks).
Quit as early as possible after pregnancy is confirmed! consider it a sacrifice for your offspring, even if you do not care about your own health.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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