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Smoking in Pregnancy: A Danger to Mother and Baby

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Smoking in pregnancy poses a significant health problem for both mother and baby. As smoking in pregnancy adversely affects so many different aspects of health, it remains one of the greatest factors that could potentially improve birth outcomes.

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Smoking in pregnancy poses a significant health problem for both mother and baby. Many women who smoke will quit by themselves before becoming pregnant and others will stop once their pregnancy is confirmed. For some women, however, considerable help is needed to successfully stop smoking. The research evidence is clear: cigarettes contain multiple harmful substances, and women who smoke during pregnancy are more likely to have babies with birth defects than non-smokers. As smoking in pregnancy adversely affects so many different aspects of health, it remains one of the greatest factors that could potentially improve birth outcomes.

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Anne Watkins
Anne is a freelance lecturer and medical writer at Mind Body Ink. She is a former midwife and nurse teacher with over 25 years’ experience working in the fields of healthcare, stress management and medical hypnosis. Her background includes working as a hospital midwife, Critical Care nurse, lecturer in Neonatal Intensive Care, and as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for a company making life support equipment. Anne has also studied many forms of complementary medicine and has extensive experience in the field of clinical hypnosis. She has a special interest in integrating complementary medicine into conventional healthcare settings and is currently an Associate Tutor, lecturing in Health Coaching and Medical Hypnosis at Exeter University in the UK. As a former Midwife, Anne has a natural passion for writing about fertility, pregnancy, birthing and baby care. Her recent publications include The Health Factor, Coach Yourself To Better Health and Positive Thinking For Kids. You can read more about her work at www.MindBodyInk.com.
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Caroline Maher
27 May 2021
This resource briefly covers the main issues of concern with some debate regarding the exact harm and approach to care amongst key authorities.
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Angela Coe
07 Oct 2019
Interesting article on smoking in pregnancy
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Karen Beaulock
31 Jul 2021
Interesting read
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Caroline Gray
06 Oct 2019
Good basic knowledge
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Stacey Angus
12 May 2021
Good insight into barriers and risks of smoking
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