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What Do You Know About Smoking During Pregnancy?

How does smoking affect your baby before and after birth? This quiz will help you learn the facts.

1. Women who smoke in pregnancy are more likely to have babies with birth defects.
2. Smoking doesn't raise a woman's risk of having an ectopic pregnancy.
3. Pregnant women should stay away from secondhand smoke.
4. Smoking raises the risk of having a preterm or stillborn baby.
5. A baby of a woman who smokes will likely weigh less at birth than a baby not exposed to smoke.
6. Babies born to mothers who smoke in pregnancy are up to 3 times more likely to die from SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome).
7. Women shouldn't smoke if they are breastfeeding.
8. A mother who smokes puts her baby at risk for asthma and chronic ear infections.

Medical Reviewers:

  • Burd, Irina, MD, PhD
  • Freeborn, Donna, PhD, CNM, FNP
  • Trevino, Heather M, BSN, RNC