Smoking during pregnancy – The consequences

Smoking should actually be taboo during pregnancy. Nevertheless, there are still expectant mothers who regularly reach for a cigarette without thinking of their baby. Smoking during pregnancy can have many disadvantages – not only directly on the embryo at the time of smoking, but also on the health of the child later in life. For example, it is now known that the pregnant mother’s smoking can increase the child’s risk of cancer.

Autor: Dr. med. W. Tönnes 


Smoking during pregnancy: better not!

Smoking during pregnancy is associated with many health risks for the children.

It is known, for example, that smokers have smaller babies and are more likely to give birth prematurely than non-smokers.

Children of smokers also tend to have a reduced lung capacity, suffer from asthma more often and become overweight more often later in life than children of non-smokers.

And in March 2015, at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in San Diego, it was announced that middle-aged women are much more likely to get diabetes if their mothers smoked during pregnancy.

Now it was revealed that smokers also put their child at increased risk of cancer.

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