Can smoking in early pregnancy harm baby?
Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of health problems for developing babies, including preterm birth, low birth weight, and birth defects of the mouth and lip.
Smoking during and after pregnancy also increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
When should a pregnant woman stop smoking?
Quitting smoking at any point during pregnancy can help. But quitting before week 15 of pregnancy provides the greatest benefits for your baby, and quitting before your third trimester can eliminate much of the potential impact on your baby’s birth weight.
What trimester is smoking most dangerous?
Even in the first trimester smoking affects the health of your unborn baby. Both male and female smokers are about twice as likely to have issues with fertility compared to nonsmokers, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Secondhand smoke is just as dangerous to the fetus.
How does smoking affect your unborn baby?
If you are pregnant, every time you smoke a cigarette, it cuts down oxygen to your unborn baby and exposes them to a cocktail of chemicals, including chemicals that cause cancer. reduced oxygen supply due to carbon monoxide and nicotine. retarded growth and development. increased risk of cleft lip and cleft palate.