If you are a woman who smokes and you are thinking about getting pregnant or are pregnant, now is a good time to quit smoking. Women who smoke may have a harder time getting pregnant. Women who smoke are more likely to have the following problems:footnote 1
If you quit smoking before you become pregnant (or sometime during
the first 3 months of your pregnancy), your risk of having a baby with low
birth weight is the same as that of a woman who does not smoke. Women who quit
later in their pregnancy still reduce the risk of problems for their
CitationsFiore MC, et al. (2008). Clinical Practice Guideline: Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update. Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Also available online: http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/tobacco/treating_tobacco_use08.pdf.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerMichael F. Bierer, MD - Internal Medicine,
Current as ofMarch 20, 2017
Current as of:
March 20, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Michael F. Bierer, MD - Internal Medicine,
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