How harmful is it if you smoke a black and mild while pregnant?

Not Medical Advice: Smoking Black & Mild Cigars, or any type/brand of cigars, during pregnancy affects you and your baby's health before, during, and after your baby is born. The nicotine (the addictive substance in cigarettes), carbon monoxide, and numerous other poisons you inhale from a cigarette are carried through your bloodstream and go directly to your baby.

Smoking while pregnant will:

Lower the amount of oxygen available to you and your growing baby

Increase your baby's heart rate

Increase the chances of miscarriage and stillbirth

Increase the risk that your baby is born prematurely and/or born with low birth weight

Increase your baby's risk of developing respiratory (lung) problems

Increases risks of birth defects

Increases risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

The more cigarettes you smoke per day, the greater your baby's chances of developing these and other health problems. There is no "safe" level of smoking while pregnant.

You can learn more on how smoking during pregnancy affects you and your baby at the following sites:



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tip! Follow these twelve steps to a healthy pregnancy shared by BabyCenter.

Tags: babypregnancy 
Thursday, August 17 2017