Smoking During and After Pregnancy 8th

Smokng During and After Pregnacy
Smoking is a major issue around the world. Smoking can lead to many dieseases and health issues. Smoking is hard to stop becuase of an addictive drug in tobbaco, called Nicotine. Many people smoke just once and are hooked for life. There are many products out there to help you wean off the drug, but they are not very effective.Smoking kills over 400,000 people a year. One of the worst affects of smoking is secondhand smoke. Which is when people around you enhale the smoke. If you were to see what they were inhaling, you would find ingredents from antifreeze, bug killer, and you would even find tar. If you think about it you wouldn't want to be smoking and putting these things into your lungs. The thing is that milions of Americans today smoke. Out of all these people, 13% of pregnant women smoke, making up a small number of them.
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When you smoke you have a shortage of oxygen which will effect the baby's growth and development. On average, smoking during pregnancy doubles the chances that a baby will be born too early or weigh less than 5 1/2 pounds at birth. Smoking also more than doubles the risk of still birth. Every cigarette you smoke increases the risk of your pregnancy. Smoking cigarettes is probably the No. 1 cause of adverse outcomes for babies," says Welch, who's the chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan. He's seen the complications far too many times: babies born prematurely, babies born too small, babies who die before they can be born at all. In his view, pregnancies would be safer and babies would be healthier if pregnant smokers could somehow swap their habit for a serious disease such as diabetes or high blood presure.Heres a short video to make you think about smoking while your pregnant.

Smoking nearly doubles a woman's risk of having a low-birthweight baby. In 2004, 11.9 percent of babies born to smokers in the United States were of low birthweight, compared to 7.2 percent of babies of nonsmokers. Low birthweight can result from poor growth before birth, preterm delivery or a combination of both. Smoking has long been known to slow fetal growth. Smoking also increases the risk of preterm delivery. Premature and low-birthweight babies face an increased risk of serious health problems during the newborn period, chronic lifelong disabilities, and even death. Smoking is the single most important modifiable cause of poor pregnancy outcome in the United States. Smoking during pregnancy has been shown to cause many adverse outcomes such as miscarriage, placental separation, low birth weight and increased perinatal mortality. Studies have shown that smoking increases the risk of preterm delivery by one to two times. Smoking during pregnancy accounts for 20 percent of low birth weight deliveries, 8 percent of preterm births and 5 percent of all perinatal deaths. A reduction in smoking during pregnancy could save $21 million in direct medical costs by decreasing low birth weight and prematurity. Infants and children are at a health risk due to exposure to second hand smoke. Children exposed to second hand smoke are at a higher risk of sudden infant death syndrome, bronchitis, pneumonia, asthma and ear infections. There also is developmental risk for children exposed to second hand smoke, which can include behavioral problems, lower achievement test scores and lower intelligence test scores.

Smoking during pregnancy can cause a low birthweight, mental issues. Many children born from a mother that smokes during pregnancy tend to resort to drugs and may even smoke themselves. It is harmful to the health of the baby and the mother, it is bad for the lungs, brain and other organs from the baby. Cigarette smoke contains more than 4,000 chemicals, including truly nasty things like cyanide, lead, and at least 60 cancer-causing compounds. That toxic brew gets into your bloodstream, your baby's only source of oxygen and nutrients.

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