It’s the 21st century, and most pregnant/expectant mothers probably avoid smoking because of the awareness that nicotine has a toxic effect on eggs. But apparently, not so many would freak out or view being around people who smoke as a problem during pregnancy. Still not sure if it’s a problem? Here’s an expert advice from an epidemiologist, Christina Chambers.
Some studies have shown that pregnant women exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke are more likely to give birth to babies who weigh less than the babies of women who aren’t exposed to tobacco smoke. And smaller babies have a harder time fighting illness.
It’s also a good idea to keep your baby away from tobacco smoke after you deliver because of a variety of possible risks, including childhood .
Source – babycenter