The Danger of Smoking While Pregnant.

The danger of smoking during pregnancy is that the fetus has a risk of exposure to thousands of toxic chemicals, triggering complications. Starting from premature birth, low birth weight babies to other health disorders. You need to know, carbon monoxide in cigarette smoke can inhibit the flow of oxygen and nutrient intake to infants in the womb. Limitations of oxygen and nicotine exposure can also slow the baby's breathing. In addition, it can make the baby's heart beat faster.

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Possible Health Problems in Mother and Infant.

If you are pregnant and have a habit of smoking, the baby in the womb has the possibility to risk:

  1. Babies can be born prematurely.
  2. Babies are born under normal weight, which makes them more susceptible to infection.
  3. Increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome.
  4. Colic or painful to cry for more than three hours a day.
  5. Have asthma and are susceptible to infection or inflammation of the respiratory tract.
  6. Congenital defects in the skull, heart, muscles, limbs and other body parts.
  7. Behavioral, emotional, and learning disabilities.
Smoking during pregnancy does not only bring bad effects for your baby, but also for pregnant women. You run the risk of experiencing the following:

  1. Placental abruption, which occurs when the placenta is separated from the inner wall of the uterus before the birth of the baby. Placenta previa can also occur, ie when all or part of the placenta closes the cervix.
  2. Pre-premature rupture of membranes.
  3. Miscarriage.
In addition to being an active smoker, the risk is also present in pregnant women and infants exposed to cigarette smoke exposure as passive smokers. Especially when if a family member smokes and lives in one house.

Choice of How to and Stop Smoking Tips.

The best way you can do to avoid the danger of smoking during pregnancy is to stop smoking. You can use therapy to stop smoking habit called Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT). Therapy is done with several options, namely:
  1. Nicotine gum chewed slowly for 30 minutes on a regular basis.
  2. The suction tablet. The tablet is sucked between the gums and inside the cheeks for 30 minutes.
  3. Sublingual tablets, tablets are placed under the tongue and allowed to dissolve.
  4. Inhaler inhaled regularly.
  5. Transdermal, attached to the surface of dry and hairless skin on the upper body.
  6. Nasal spray medicine.
  7. Oral spray medicine.
However, before using these products you are advised to consult your obstetrician first. Always pay attention to the dose of nicotine absorbed by the body regardless of the method of therapy performed. If the habit of quitting smoking abruptly is rather difficult, do it gradually and supported with some habits such as:
  1. Avoid situations that can make you want to smoke like stress or get together with fellow smokers.
  2. Make a list of reasons why you should stop smoking. Of course one of the reason is to take care of your health and the fetus.
  3. Keep away from cigarette smoke wherever you are.
  4. If you have to travel, get used to choosing places that do not allow people to smoke.
  5. Avoid hanging out with people who smoke.
  6. Switch the desire to smoke by doing other activities, such as chewing gum or eating food.
In the adaptation, not infrequently pregnant women in quit smoking then re-smoking after giving birth. Consult a doctor about this. Remember not to sacrifice the health of yourself and your baby by smoking.

Also, read  Here's What Happens To Your Body When Stop Smoking.

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