Health Tip: The Risks of Smoking While PregnantLast Updated: December 05, 2011.
(HealthDay News) -- Smoking can cause serious complications during pregnancy, and can cause life-threatening problems for a baby.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists these complications -- for mother and child -- that can occur from smoking during pregnancy:
- Increased difficulty getting pregnant.
- Increased risk of miscarriage.
- Increased risk of placental problems, low birth weight and premature delivery.
- Increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome.
- Increased risk of heart defects, cleft lip or cleft palate.
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