Birth Defects Caused by Smoking During Pregnancy

Birth Defects Caused by Smoking During Pregnancy

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There are many reasons that smoking is bad for women who are trying to conceive, or have the possibility to become pregnant, as well as those who already are pregnant. For starters, smoking can make it harder for the woman to become pregnant in the first place. It is also more likely that a woman will have a miscarriage if they smoke while they are pregnant. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Along with the health of the mother, the baby’s health is also important. When a mother smokes while she is pregnant, she can cause the baby to be born too quickly. This could cause them to not develop correctly. This is also a leading cause of sudden infant death syndrome as well.

Babies who are born to women who smoke while they were pregnant are also more likely to develop birth defects. The most common defects that develop when women continue smoking while pregnant are cleft lip or cleft palate. These are visible defects that affects that development of the baby’s mouth.

With these types of defects, surgery will be necessary to repair the damage. This is necessary because the baby may have a difficult time feeding or speaking when they become older. For this reason, it is best to avoid smoking for several months before you even begin trying to become pregnant.

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Alyssia Granger
Alyssia Granger | ConceiveEasy
Alyssia is mom to 2 giggley twin girls, Sophia and Emma, and son Hunter. She's a Southern girl, passionate about photography, travel and her husband Josh.