Allegany County Health Department
Improved Pregnancy Outcome
Smoking is dangerous for your baby. Babies born to smokers usually weigh less at birth. Low birth weight is the leading cause of infant deaths. Babies born permaturely may have problems with breathing, digesting food and staying warm. Pregnant women who smoke are more likely to have a miscarriage and stillbirth. Heavy bleeding from the placenta in the last months of pregnancy is also more common. This is dangerous for both the mother and the baby. SID(Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) also occurs more often in women who smoke during pregnancy.
What's in a cigarette?
Over 4,000 chemicals (most of which are poisons) are in tobacco smoke. Here are just some of them:
you know that tobacco kills more Americans each
If you are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant don't smoke!
help quitting, call the
County Health Department