Pregnancy and Smoking

What are the risks of smoking during pregnancy?
Premature delivery, increased risk of miscarriage, still birth or sudden infant death
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What is smoking more harmful than?
The stress of quitting
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How many chemicals do you breath in when smoking?
4000
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Where does the smoke go?
Straight from the lungs into the bloodstream, the blood then flows from the placenta through the umbilical cord into the baby's body
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Why is carbon monoxide dangerous?
It restricts the supply of oxygen as it turns haemoglobin into carboxyhaemoglobin, which is essential for the baby's health and development and causes the heart to pump even harder
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What happens if you smoke during pregnancy?
The baby will go through nicotine withdrawal when born. This makes the baby stressed ad it may not stop crying
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What does smoking when pregnant increase the risk of?
The baby dying from cot death by at least 25%
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What happens if you drink alcohol when pregnant?
Alcohol from the blood passes through the placenta to the baby
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Which organ is the last to develop during pregnancy?
The liver, it doesn't mature until the later stages of pregnancy
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What does drinking alcohol, especially in the first 3 months of pregnancy increase?
The risk of misscarriage, premature birth, and your baby having a low birth weight
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What can drinking after the first 3 months of pregnancy affect?
Your baby after it is born
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What do the risks of drinking during pregnancy include?
Learning difficulties and behavioural problems
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What can drinking heavily throughout pregnancy cause?
Foetal alcohol syndrome
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What do children with FAS have?
Poor growth, facial abnormalities, learning and behavioural problems
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What is smoking more harmful than?

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The stress of quitting

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Where does the smoke go?

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Why is carbon monoxide dangerous?

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