Pregnancy and Smoking

Smoking during pregnancy has been linked to 10 percent of all infant deaths and can impair fetal brain and nervous system development. Babies who are born to women who smoke are three times more likely to die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and are typically born underweight.

Quitting smoking during pregnancy will:

  • Test Increase the amount of oxygen your baby gets
  • Increase the chance your baby's lungs will fully develop
  • Lower the risk that your baby will be born early
  • Increase the chance your baby will come home from the hospital with you
  • Prevent problems with the placenta
  • Decrease chances of developmental delays

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