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Smoking and Pregnancy

    How Cigarettes Affect Pregnancy
Researchers from the University of Florida and Columbia University have conducted an extensive review of the research dealing with the effects cigarette smoking has on getting pregnant and having a successful pregnancy and healthy baby.
   Pregnancy and Smoking: What it Means to be Smoking for Two
What It Means To Be Smoking For Two
   High Times For Marijuana? Clearing The Smoke About Marijuana Use During Pregnancy
Since its legalization in some states, marijuana has been in the news a lot lately. Those planning a pregnancy, already pregnant or breastfeeding may have questions. Author Sonia Alvarado takes a comprehensive look at what the research shows about its risks to a developing baby.
   Infants Born to Smoking Mothers Have Abnormal Breathing Patterns
Research has established that babies whose mothers smoked while pregnant may be as much as six times more likely to die from SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) than babies of nonsmoking mothers.
   Study Confirms Role of Cocaine and Nicotine in Miscarriages
Higher miscarriage rates have been linked to both cocaine use and cigarette smoking by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh.
   Women Who Quit Smoking Early in Pregnancy Reduce Risks of Preterm Birth, Stunted Fetal Growth ~ From National Partnership for Women & Families, July 2009

Web Links
   Useful Resources to Quit Smoking from the Centers for Disease Control
   QuitNet ~ the web's original quit smoking site.


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