It’s TRUE, that Secondhand Smoke affects the Unborn Baby and Mother during the Pregnancy Phase. Babies who are exposed to secondhand smoke are at higher risk for SIDS. It has been seen that it affects the brain development of the Baby.
It doesn’t matter who is smoking in your family, whether it is a would-be father or mother, in both cases the result is going to be dangerous for your baby health. For Healthy Baby, would-be parents need to sacrifice their addiction and have a take up a healthy living style.
Carbon monoxide in tobacco smoke can keep the developing baby from getting enough oxygen. Tobacco smoke also contains other chemicals that can harm unborn babies.
For Working Pregnant Women, they have to take care of the environment in which they are working. If you’re surrounded by the many smokers around you in the office, you need to take extra precautions. Kindly talk to them or to your HR Department to shift your desk.
Side Effects of Secondhand Smoke on Pregnancy
- Secondhand smoke can cause low birth weight and cot death.
- Increased chance of having a stillbirth.
- Smoking during pregnancy can cause tissue damage in the unborn baby
- Secondhand smoking is linked with pregnancy loss (miscarriage).
- Infants’ born with breathing problems, asthma, and allergies.
- Infants of parents who smoke are more likely to be admitted to the hospital for bronchitis and pneumonia during the first year of life.
Tips to Avoid Secondhand Smoke
- Stop meeting your friends, who cannot stop smoking in front of you.
- Avoid Office Parties, if there are many smokers in the house.
- Make a Rule of Non- Smoking inside your House for house members.
- Keep your house windows open and using fans and ventilation.
- Don’t believe the people who are misleading you about NO SIDE EFFECTS of Smoking during your pregnancy.