Smoking during pregnancy fatal to the unborn baby

Published on Nov 16, 2023 by


The risk of sudden death among children of pregnant women smokes during pregnancy.

This was revealed in a US medical study.

According to research conducted in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health, mothers who become addicted to smoking during the first trimester of pregnancy have a 4-fold higher risk of sudden death.

If women use smoking and alcohol, the risk is 12 times higher.

In infant death syndrome (SIDS), infants under the age of one year occur suddenly without cause.

The cause of SIDS is unknown, but numerous evidence suggests that smoking and alcohol use increase the risk.

This new study examines, for the first time, the effects of smoking and alcohol use on different babies during pregnancy.

The study examined the birth of 12,000 pregnant women in South Africa and the United States for 8 years.

Researchers discovered that both alcohol and smoking habits increase this risk significantly, and according to the researchers, the results suggest that a healthy lifestyle is very important with the birth of a baby at the beginning of pregnancy. ۔

Earlier last year, research by the Seattle Children’s Research Institute in the United States revealed that women who become addicted to smoking cigarettes daily during pregnancy, increase the risk of child death within one year after birth, and every cigarette increases. With this risk increases by 0.07%.

Researchers say that these results will make doctors aware of the habit of smoking for pregnant women that the more cigarettes they smoke daily, the greater the risk of newborn deaths.

“We hope that reporting this risk to women will help reduce the mortality rate for children,” he said.

Research shows that by reducing smoking during the third trimester of pregnancy, the risk can be reduced by up to 12%, while avoiding this habit reduces the risk by 23%.

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