If you are looking at this page, it’s probably because you care deeply about the health of your growing baby. Congratulations! Learning about the health effects of your tobacco use are the first steps to making changes that will allow your baby to be healthier.
Few things are as damaging to the body as cigarette smoke is. Smoking is related to cancer, respiratory diseases such as COPD and emphysema, heart disease, and many other health issues. When you smoke as a pregnant mother, your baby smokes with you. Exposure to cigarette smoke in the womb has been shown to be linked to pre-term birth, miscarriage, low birthweight, and failure to thrive as an infant.
Quitting tobacco is the very best thing you could do for yours, and your baby’s, health. We know you would probably breathe easier if you would give up tobacco!