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- Feb 09 2017
Danger Of Smoking While Pregnant
Smoking and pregnancy do not go hand in hand. Smoking puts both mother and baby at risk. Cigarettes contain dangerous chemicals, including nicotine, carbon monoxide, and tar.
Smoking while pregnant will:
- Lower the amount of oxygen available to you and your growing baby
- Increase your baby’s heart rate
- Increase the chances of miscarriage and stillbirth
- Increase risks of birth defects
- Increases risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
If anyone is regularly exposed to second-hand smoke while pregnant than they will have an increased chance of having the stillbirth, a low birth weight baby, a baby with birth defects, and other complications of pregnancy.
How to Quit Smoking?
There are lot of smoking cessation programs available to help quit smoking and here are some tips that may help kick the habit:
- Hide your matches, lighters, and ashtrays.
- Designate your home a non-smoking area.
- Ask people who smoke not to smoke around you.
- Keep mints or gum on hand for those times when you get the urge to smoke.
- Stay active to keep your mind off smoking and help relieve tension and anxiety.
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