We strongly recommend that all pregnant women stop
smoking or, if this is impossible, cut down as much as
possible. Exposure to secondary smoke also must
be minimized. Cigarette smoke contains a variety of
poisons including nicotine, cyanide, and carbon
monoxide, all of which cross over the placenta to the
baby. In addition, cigarette smoking has been associated
with an increased risk for miscarriage, stillbirth, fetal
growth retardation, and sudden infant death syndrome.
This may be your best opportunity to give up the
smoking habit. Please feel free to discuss smoking
cessation with us.