Nicotine Patch OK For Pregnant Women

"Obviously a pregnant woman must consult with her doctor before using any nicotine replacement product," cautions Rebarber.

What To Do:

  • For facts on pregnancy and smoking, visit the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention or The American Lung Association
  • For more stop-smoking strategies, visit QuitNet
  • To get a fact sheet on nicotine replacement products, try The American Lung Association

Interviews with Paul Ogburn, M.D., director, maternal-fetal medicine, and professor, obstetrics and gynecology, State University of New York at Stony Brook; Andrei Rebarber, M.D., assistant professor, obstetrics and gynecology, New York University Medical Center, New York City; Jan. 18, 2002, study presentation, Society for Maternal- Fetal Medicine annual meeting, New Orleans.

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