Pregnant women continue smoking during pregnancy at alarming rates, according to a study released last Wednesday, May 9, 2012.
Despite evidence and warnings that smoking during your pregnancy can harm your baby, some women continue the nasty habit to cook up smaller babies.
Stopping smoking it the best gift you can give your baby. Cigarette smoke contains more than 2,500 chemicals, with nicotine, tar, and carbon monoxide thought to be the most dangerous to the fetus.
I'm about 10 weeks pregnant and my husband and I were out celebrating our friend's birthday. The restaurant was pretty free from smoke during the evening but began to turn into more of a bar environment with more and more smokers as the night progressed. Not to raise any suspicion, since we have not shared the pregnancy news yet, we tried to position ourselves away from any smokers in the room but at the end of the night it was unavoidable. When we felt that the smoke was too much, we left.
I'm 42. I used to be overweight but managed to lose a lot of weight a year ago. Now I'm pregnant but I wish to stay slim. I intend to continue jogging and aerobics classes and limit my food intake during pregnancy in order to keep my weight down. I have a busy career and often rush meals. I drink a lot of coffee at work and a cigarette accompanies most of my cups of coffees. What nutritional advice can you give?
Nicotine patch OK for pregnant women -- Especially during third trimester, study shows. Women who just can't quit smoking during pregnancy can now safely turn to nicotine patches for help.
Men hoping to settle down and start a family should give up smoking, a new study warns. Adding to the long list of dangers from tobacco, researchers found that heavy smokers end up about two-thirds less fertile than non-smokers.
When mothers smoke during pregnancy, their choice may affect the children for the rest of their lives -- 40% increased chance of being obese, and more than a 300% increased chance of having developed type 2 diabetes at an early age.
Today, about 1 out of every 5 women in America smokes, even though we know smoking is not good for our health. Women who smoke may have a modest increase in risks for ectopic pregnancy (fallopian tube or peritoneal cavity pregnancy) and miscarriage.
Dear Fitness Expert,
What are the earliest symptoms of pregnancy. I have been on Lupron for the past 3 months and my doctor has given us the ok to try to get pregnant. This is going to be challenging because I have not had my period for 3 months.
Where do I start and how soon will I be able to know if what I am trying is working? When is the earliest I can take a pregnancy test?