infants of mothers who smoked had significantlymore admissions to the hospital for bronchitisor pneumonia during the first year of lifethan did children whose mothers did not smoke.
1) Sudden Infant Death Syndrome:
Women who smoke during pregnancy increase the chances of the
death of their babies during pregnancy itself.
3) Low birth weight of the baby:
• Birth weight of the baby is an important factor for the future health of the baby.
• Low birth weight can lead to a great many complications.
• low birth weight is the main reason for pre-natal death (during the first month
after the birth).
5) Respiratory Infections:
the baby is more likely to have asthma and other
6) Placenta Abruption:
This condition arises when the placenta pulls the walls
of the uterus either before or during labor.
This requires an immediate delivery usually through
A smoker's placenta is thinner making her more likely to
have placenta abruption.
7) Premature birth