The Consequences for Your Baby If You Smoke While Pregnancy

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Smokers know the health risks especially during pregnancy. There are a number of problems including but not limited to adverse risks during and after pregnancy.

It’s unfortunate to note that many women won’t quit smoking as soon as they discover pregnancy. It’s important for both you and your baby to quit the benefits are worth it. Once you’ve made the decision to quit seek out a support group to help you succeed. Smoking during pregnancy poses some very real risks and we will talk about those risks here.

When you smoke, all of your systems are essentially attacked by the hundreds of chemicals that get added to cigarettes. Your baby will be more susceptible to colds and infections if you smoke because it compromises their immune system. The respiratory system also suffers from several complications due to smoking during pregnancy. The child may also have growth problems as a result of smoking as well.

One of the possibilities caused by smoking during pregnancy is a higher chance of your baby having a cleft palate, cleft lip, or both.

Both are considered birth defects and either one or both are more possible in your baby due to the mother smoking while pregnant. Specifically, a cleft in any tissue is a result of incomplete closing during development or growth before birth. As you know, the future effects on your child will be tremendous. There will be various speech problems as well as severe social stigma which will negatively impact your child.

Smoking while pregnant can have immediate, physical consequences on the baby and it’s natural to focus on that. Evidence is starting to show a correlation between smoking during pregnancy and behavioral problems in the child, however. This can mean the child has a learning disability or a general behavioral issue.

A woman who smokes during pregnancy should find this very troubling.

The highly negative effects on her baby are enormous and incompletely understood. We’ve been talking about the consequences for an unborn baby but this issues don’t go away after birth. The child will most likely be dealing with the consequences of their mother smoking while pregnant their entire life. The child can be left dealing with the consequences of their mother smoking while pregnant for their entire life.

For the sake of both mother and child, it is vital to quit smoking during pregnancy.

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5 comments… add one
  • Every mother who smoke should really read this! I don’t really know why they don’t want to quit smoking even if their baby’s health is at stake. There are even moms who quits smoking after they learned that they are pregnant but then gets back to smoking after the baby is born. They should avoid smoking and never get back to it after quitting because it’ll be hard to quit again.

  • This is totally a must read for every mothers out there or even all people who generally smoke! No wonder we’ve got a lot of babies who suffers from different kind of illness even before they are born in this world, and one cause is probably smoking.

  • Pregnancy should be really taken cared of. But some mothers, no matter how careful they are with their pregnancies, the babies still end up having some problems which just appear from no where that even the doctors do not have any idea where this kind of disease came from.

  • I agree, every mother or every pregnant woman should be aware on how to take care of their pregnancy and of course, of their babies. Smoking is dangerous to a grown up person, how much more to a growing fetus?

  • My sister confessed to smoking a bit of weed when she was pregnant, and so far, we’re having to deal with the smartest, cutest toddler we’ve ever seen.

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