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Pregnancy and Smoking

by Anne Sommers, Licensed Midwife |
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Q I'm 22 years old and married. Me and my husband are planning to have kids. But I'm afraid because during my college days I use to smoke, will it effect my embrio? I'm really afraid of this matter,can you please kindly advice what to do ?

A Don't be afraid. Just do not smoke now or be around second hand smoke. Though the smoking was not good for your body - lungs, arteries, etc. there is no known evidence that I know of that it will hurt your future baby. The danger in pregnant women smoking is that it cuts off the oxygen to the placenta and the baby. One in three of those babies are born premature.

Best wishes
Anne Sommers

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Anne Sommers, LM is a Licensed Midwife in Southern California and founder of Agape Perinatal Consultation & Birthing Services. Anne has attended and personally delivered hundreds of beautiful bouncing babies in some very wonderful and natural settings -- like in the water! She has appeared on various Southern California radio and cable television shows, talked to birth organizations, was editor for several child birth publications and was the owner, editor and publisher of "Mom" Magazine, a quarterly publication in circulation for over seven years. She completed Seattle Midwifery School's Challenge Process and the NARM exam (supervised by the California Medical Board) qualifying her for midwifery licensure. Anne actually made history as noted in the Orange County Register for being one of Southern California's first Licensed Midwives. She is also the mother of two children, born at home, with the attendance of midwives. The Baby Corner The Baby Corner - The Magazine for Expecting & New Parents


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