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Pregnancy is the most pleasing period in the life of any women. Pregnant women undergo a lot of physical and chemical changes in their body. Each and every activity of mother can definitely the baby present in the womb. Hence it is most significant for pregnant ladies to be cautious and avoid certain activities. Smoking during pregnancy is one of the bad activities that can cause ill effects to the unborn baby.

There are chances for miscarriage or birth of low weight baby if the mother did not stop smoking during her pregnancy.


There are medical conditions where sudden and unanticipated death of a healthy baby occurs during sleep. It is termed as Sudden Death Syndrome or SIDS. Chances of babies to get affected with this condition is doubled if their mother smoke during her pregnancy.


Even for a normal pregnant lady, there are many complications associated with pregnancy. This is increased in case of smoking women. Multiple complications are expected during their delivery. Vaginal bleeding and premature placental detachment are some of the instants for complications possible in pregnant mother.

Smoking can also affect with absorption of essential vitamins and folic acid which can cause neural tube defects in the baby.

Smoke present in the cigarette is a dangerous chemical. This chemical can replace oxygen present in a pregnant smoking woman into carbon monoxide which is a poisonous gas. Carbon monoxide can damage body and brain tissues of the baby and also results in cardio vascular problems.

A movement of the baby with the womb of a mother is highly affected and a baby gets affected upon smoking of each cigarette.

Nutrients reaching the baby from mother can get affected if the mother smokes during pregnancy.

More than 4000 chemicals are present in cigarette and these dangerous chemicals pass on to the baby.

Hence it is better for pregnant ladies to quit smoking.

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