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Smoking – don’t deprive yourself of the joy of motherhood

You are a woman, which means that you have a great responsibility – procreation. As all mothers say, the appearance of a baby is the brightest and most memorable event in their life. If you smoke, you can deprive yourself of it. First, it may be difficult for you to get pregnant. And secondly, if this happens, then you have to save, bear and give birth to this child.

Continuing to smoke during pregnancy, you ruin yourself and your unborn child with your own hands.

Research has shown that polycyclic aromatic carbohydrates (PAHs) found in tobacco smoke lead to the death of eggs. Doctors equate smoking in girls with the removal of one ovary.

In women, the menstrual cycle may also be disturbed, and the ability to conceive may decrease.

The most common complication of smoking is premature termination of pregnancy – up to 36 weeks. In women who smoke, this happens 2 times more often. They also have a higher percentage of stillbirth or the birth of a child with various pathologies or external defects.

Spontaneous abortion (miscarriage) in smokers occurs much more often than in non-smoking women (by 30-60%). According to statistics, on average, women who smoke have miscarriages up to 37%, while non-smokers only 7%. For example, in the United States, it was found that 14% of preterm births are associated with smoking during pregnancy.

For 9 months you have carried under your heart a piece of life, a piece of yourself and your loved one. But you continued to smoke during pregnancy. The result is the birth of a stillborn child. Terrible. Think about whether you want such an outcome. I am sure that your answer will be “never”. Stillbirth can be caused by premature separation of the placenta or the onset of bleeding. This is usually due to the low position of the placenta, which begins to form at the site of attachment of the fertilized egg to the wall of the uterus.

Smoking during pregnancy increases the neonatal mortality rate (in utero) of children by 20% in women who smoke up to 20 cigarettes per day, and by 35% in those who smoke more than 20 cigarettes.

Most often, premature babies are born to girls who smoke. They have a body weight of less than 2500 grams, which is not enough. In general, the body weight of such children is 150-350 grams less than the weight of children born to non-smoking mothers. It is characteristic that the body weight of a newborn is influenced not only by smoking during pregnancy, but also by smoking before pregnancy. It turns out that tobacco smoke affects the mass of the placenta, reducing it by an average of 56 grams. This can lead to changes in fetal parameters (body length, head and chest circumference).

Thus, dear girls and women, you must understand all the consequences created by your own hands. Do you want to become a mom of a healthy baby? Do not smoke!

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