Tag: smoking during pregnancy

Smoking increases the chance of premature birth

Smoking increases the chance of premature birth

Although many people know that smoking during pregnancy can cause problems, 10% of pregnant women reported smoking during the last 3 months of pregnan ...
Smoking during pregnancy can affect your baby’s DNA

Smoking during pregnancy can affect your baby’s DNA

You already know that smoking during pregnancy is bad for you and your baby. Smoking harms nearly every organ in the body and can cause serious health ...
What you need to know about birth defects

What you need to know about birth defects

Every 4 ½ minutes in the US, a baby is born with a birth defect. That means that nearly 120,000 (or 1 in every 33) babies are affected by birth defect ...
Getting healthy between pregnancies

Getting healthy between pregnancies

Are you getting ready to celebrate Mother’s Day? Flowers, handmade cards, and breakfast in bed are all lovely gifts. But one of the most important thi ...
Keeping your heart healthy

Keeping your heart healthy

Did you know that about 1 out of every 125 infants is born with a congenital heart defect (CHD) each year in the U.S.? CHDs are among the most common ...
Smoking nearly doubles the threat of preterm birth

Smoking nearly doubles the threat of preterm birth

So why do women still smoke? Smoking at some point during pregnancy varies widely, from 10% in Canada to 23% in the U.S. and 30% in Spain, according t ...