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What Do You Know About Smoking During Pregnancy?

This quiz will help you learn how smoking affects your baby.

1. Most babies of people who smoke weigh the same as babies of people who don't smoke.
2. Smoking raises the risk of having a premature or stillborn baby.
3. Parents who don’t smoke after their babies are born can protect the children from getting asthma and chronic ear infections.
4. Babies born to people who smoke during pregnancy are up to 3 times more likely to die from SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome).
5. Pregnant people should stay away from secondhand smoke.
6. People who smoke during pregnancy are more likely to have babies with birth defects.
7. Smoking doesn't raise a person's risk of having an ectopic pregnancy.
8. Parents shouldn't smoke while they are breastfeeding.

Medical Reviewers:

  • Burd, Irina, MD, PhD
  • Trevino, Heather M, BSN, RNC
  • Watson, L Renee RN, BSN