It is never easy to stop smoking, even pregnant. Yet, the same as alcohol, tobacco is harmful to the healthy development of the baby. Smoking and pregnancy: what you should know.
An effect on fertility
Even before being pregnant, we have to conceive the child. Already, tobacco comes into account in the smooth running of things. Indeed, it has been proven that tobacco consumption increases the period of design: harmful substances in cigarettes affect the fertility of women. A good way to motivate yourself to stop… and to inspire her man to do the same! The sperm of a smoker tend to be less mobile and less than normal…
And then, stop at two, it’s always easier!
Risk in early pregnancy
Smoking can play on the bad implantation of the egg in the uterus. It would be responsible for more than one third of Ectopic pregnancies (GEU). As for the risk of miscarriage, there is totally three times, and even five for women who smoke a pack and a half a day!
In the 9 months
Another problem that can lead to the use of tobacco : pathological pregnancies. The bad placement of the placenta, inserted too low, is twice as common among smokers and a quarter of the retroplacentaires hematomas, pathology that can endanger the life of the mother would be induced by tobacco…
Risks for the child
In General, outside all serious problem, the fact that the MOM smoke plays significantly on the well-being of the fetus.
Prematurity is the biggest risk related to the consumption of tobacco, but also stunting in utero: weight and smaller size, less brain development…
Worse, the impact of tobacco on the frequency of the foetal deaths during Q3 could be proven.
The blackout: the only solution
Health authorities are formal: a tobacco reduction is not enough. For the good of the child, it is important to stop smoking completely as soon as you know you are pregnant.
To learn more
For help and information on stopping smoking, see the Tobacco Information Service site.
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