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Smoking in first four months of pregnancy ‘does not harm the baby’

Tweet Middle-class women who smoke in early pregnancy do almost no harm to their unborn baby, researchers claimed last night. Only women from poorer backgrounds damage their babies by smoking, because they tend to combine it with alcohol and a poor diet. The study by the London School of Economics also casts doubt on the traditional view that smoking during early pregnancy does the most harm to the baby. If women stop smoking by the fifth month t ... Jump to full article >>

Mom’s Lifestyle in Early Pregnancy Affects Baby’s Size

Tweet Smoking, low folic acid, high blood pressure restrict fetal growth, study finds The lifestyle habits you bring into pregnancy can have lasting effects on your baby’s health, new research shows. A Dutch study found that women who smoked, had high blood pressure or low folic acid levels in early pregnancy had babies that were smaller in the first trimester of pregnancy and had a higher risk of complications later. “Our study demo ... Jump to full article >>

‘Baby and Me’ program provides incentives for mothers to quit smoking

Tweet Steamboat Springs — This fall, six women graduated from “Baby and Me — Tobacco Free,” a program to keep women from smoking during and after pregnancy. Funded by a grant and led locally by Hope Cook, the prenatal coordinator for the North­west Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, the program gives expecting and new moms incentive and motivation to quit smoking and stay smoke-free. Missy Chotvacs was one of Cook’s fall graduates. S ... Jump to full article >>

Pregnant smokers told: It’s never too late to quit

Tweet Pregnant smokers told: ‘It’s never too late to quit’ by new Quitline campaign Pregnant women who smoke are being told that it’s never too late to quit to help their baby’s health. A new television advertising campaign, run by respected cigarettes online buy cessation service the Quitline, is focusing on New Zealand’s 50,000 pregnant women to try and bring home the message that smoking is bad for both them – and their baby. Dr ... Jump to full article >>