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Posted by: lionel | 2004/09/27

Pregnant smokers

Please supply me with indepth info on the effects of mothers who smoke during pregnancy.

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Smoking affects the growth of the baby and there is an increased risk of complications as well- too numerous to mention. It is bad for pregnancy

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Posted by: Lynne | 2004/09/27

They are more likely to have stillborn babies, more likely to have small-for-dates babies and their babies are more likely to die of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) or "cot death". Babies of mothers who smoke are also more likely to suffer from asthma.

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