Pregnancy How do drugs that I take when pregnant affect my developing baby? Most drugs, including alcohol and tobacco, pass from your bloodstream into the baby. So, the baby gets what you get. ...
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Pregnancy is a great time for you to quit smoking. You will feel better and have more energy to go through your pregnancy. You will also reduce your risks of future health problems such as heart ...
Upside: Very good overview on the facts about smoking during pregnancy and resources for assistance on quitting
As an expectant mother, you want your baby to be healthy. You can help by remembering that much of what you eat, drink, or breathe is passed along to your growing baby.
Upside: PDF file with good information and advice
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Why is it so dangerous to smoke during pregnancy? How will smoking affect my baby? What can I do?
Upside: Detailed article on why smoking is dangerous for your baby
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Smoking during pregnancy Women who quit smoking before or early in pregnancy significantly reduce the risk for several adverse outcomes.
Upside: Government agency with statistics on the impact of smoking during pregnancy
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When you are pregnant, everything that goes into your body has an impact on your growing baby. Here's the latest information on the dos and don'ts of drug use.
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Straight Talking Many people ask me about drinking alcohol, smoking, and taking over-the-counter drugs during pregnancy. My answer is no, no, and to be very careful.
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Most pregnant women worry about whether they will give birth to a healthy baby. This is normal. There are a number of things you can do to increase the chances that your baby will be born healthy.
Upside: Very good overview on alcohol, smoking and illegal drugs and their effects during pregnancy
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What is substance abuse during pregnancy? Drugs, alcohol, and tobacco can harm your body and mind. If you are pregnant, these substances can also hurt your baby.
Upside: Very good overview of illegal drugs, alcohol and smoking during pregnancy and effects
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