How Many Women Smoke While Pregnant?

Is smoking during pregnancy really that bad?

Smoking during pregnancy raises the risk of your baby being born with birth defects. The most common types of problems are congenital heart defects and problems with the structure of the heart. Other health issues that have been linked to smoking while pregnant include cleft lip and cleft palate.

Do pregnant people smoke?

Fact: Smoking during pregnancy increases the chances of having a low birth weight baby. Babies with low birth weight are more likely to have serious health problems than normal weight babies. These problems can affect your baby’s health now, throughout their childhood, and into adulthood.

Can you smoke one cigarette pregnant?

Even One Cigarette During Pregnancy Puts Baby at Risk, Study Finds. Any amount of smoking during pregnancy – even one cigarette – doubles the risk of SUID, the study found. For mothers who smoked 1 to 20 cigarettes per day, each additional cigarette increased the chance of SUID by 0.07 times.