Smoking and Pregnancy

Smoking and Pregnancy
Statement of Understanding

Maternal smoking directly affects the outcome of the pregnancy and the health of the child.

Please be informed that smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of:

1. Preterm labor and delivery
2. Lower birth weight which may have long-term physical and intellectual defects
3. Newborn addiction and withdrawal symptoms
4. Stillbirth
5. Premature rupture of membranes
6. Abruption of the placenta
7. Bleeding during pregnancy
8. SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)
9. Placenta Previa
10. Tubal Pregnancy

Dr. Jeffrey Harris and the staff at Wayne Obstetrics & Gynecology are here to help you have a healthy pregnancy, therefore we offer educational materials and discuss a plan for expectant mothers to quit smoking. We know it will be challenging to break this harmful habit, but knowing the increased risks for your baby is important information.

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