This week MOS highlights the dangers to both mother and child of smoking during pregnancy.
Risks to the mother, who smokes during pregnancy -
The risk of an ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage and premature labour.
Risks to the baby, whose mother has smoked during pregnancy -
The risk of having weaker lungs, and a low birth weight - low birth weight babies are at risk of death and are vulnerable to infection - also breathing difficulties throughout life, risk of retarded growth and development.
Stopping smoking as soon as possible is seen as the best choice for mother and child.
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