PREGNANCY AND SMOKING

The Harmful Effects of Smoking on Your Child

COMPLICATIONS THAT CAN OCCUR FROM SMOKING WHILE PREGNANT

  • SMOKING WHILE PREGNANT LEAVES YOU AT A HIGHER RISK OF MISCARRYING
  • SMOKING WHILE PREGNANT CAN CAUSE PROBLEMS WITH YOUR CHILD'S SOURCE OF NUTRIENTS AND OXYGEN
  • THERE IS A HIGHER RISK ASSOCIATED WITH SMOKING AND PREMATURE BIRTHS/LOW BIRTH WEIGHT.
  • SMOKING DURING AND AFTER PREGNANCY IS AN INCREASED RISK OF SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME
  • SMOKING WHILE PREGNANT INCREASES YOUR RISKS OF YOUR CHILD BEING BORN WITH A BIRTH DEFECT (CLEFT LIP, CLEFT PALATE).