Tobacco smoking during pregnancy causes many detrimental effects on health and reproduction, in addition to the general health effects of tobacco. A number of studies have shown that tobacco use is a significant factor in miscarriages among pregnant smokers, and that it contributes to a number of other threats to the health of the foetus. Ideally, women should not smoke before, during or after pregnancy. If this is not the case, however, the daily number of cigarettes can be reduced to minimize the risks for both the mother and child. This is particularly important for women in developing countries where breastfeeding is essential for the child's overall nutritional status.
Jump to content. When you're pregnant, everything you put in your body can affect your baby. If you smoke, your baby is exposed to chemicals such as nicotine and carbon monoxide. If you're a smoker and get pregnant, now is the time to quit. If you're not a smoker, avoid secondhand smoke. If you smoke and aren't pregnant but are thinking about having a baby, make a plan to quit before you try to get pregnant.
SAN DIEGO — Smoking during the period of fetal organogenesis, during the first trimester of pregnancy, is associated with increased risk of some birth defects, results from a large retrospective analysis demonstrated. Perry, a second-year medical student at the University of Cincinnati and her associates conducted a population-based retrospective cohort analysis of 1,, live births in Ohio during They compared the rates of major defects between births to nonsmoking mothers and those who smoked only during the 3-month preconception period and not in the first trimester; and in the preconception period plus throughout the first trimester.
This sheet talks about exposure to cigarette smoke in pregnancy and while breastfeeding. This information should not take the place of medical care and advice from your healthcare provider. Cigarette smoke is made of gases and very tiny particles that are released when cigarettes are burned. It has over 4, compounds including nicotine, tar, arsenic, lead, and carbon monoxide. When you breathe the cigarette smoke into your lungs, the gases and particles get into your blood and organs.