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Smoking and Pregnancy

The Politics of Fetal Protection

by Laury Oaks

  • 314 Want to read
  • 7 Currently reading

Published by Rutgers University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Drug addiction & substance abuse,
  • Personal & public health,
  • Social & cultural anthropology,
  • Women"s studies,
  • Tobacco,
  • Pregnancy & Childbirth,
  • Fetus,
  • Women"s Studies - General,
  • Social Science,
  • Family / Parenting / Childbirth,
  • Sociology,
  • Social aspects,
  • Pregnant women,
  • General,
  • Feminism & Feminist Theory,
  • Tobacco use,
  • Effect of Tobacco on,
  • Physiological effect

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages276
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9436636M
    ISBN 100813528879
    ISBN 109780813528878

    Stopping smoking completely as early as possible is a much better option for the health of you and your baby. Pregnancy complications from smoking. Some of the pregnancy complications more commonly experienced by women who smoke include: ectopic pregnancy – this is pregnancy outside the uterus, usually in the fallopian tube. The sooner you quit smoking during pregnancy, the healthier you and your baby can be. It’s best to quit smoking before getting pregnant. But quitting any time during pregnancy can have a positive effect on your baby’s life. On average, smokers die 10 years earlier than nonsmokers.

      This book charts the emergence of smoking during pregnancy as a public health concern and social problem. Oaks looks at the emphasis public health educators place on individual responsibility, the current legal and social assertion of foetal personhood, and the advent of antismoking : Laury Oaks. Smoking during pregnancy is associated with poorer birth outcomes. This report is one of a series of initiatives commissioned by the National Advisory Group on Smoking and Pregnancy as part of an overall strategy to reduce smoking in pregnancy in Australia.

    Smoking during pregnancy exposes a baby to dangerous chemicals like nicotine and carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide lowers the baby’s supply of oxygen and nicotine increases the baby’s heart rate2; both are stressful to the baby. Women .   Introduction. Cigarette smoking during pregnancy amongst adolescents has been reported as a common risk factor for low birthweight (LBW), preterm birth, fetal growth restriction, infant mortality, and congenital abnormality. 1 –4 The United Kingdom had the highest adolescent birth rate amongst European countries at per births. 5 In in England, nearly 39 Cited by:


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Smoking and Pregnancy by Laury Oaks Download PDF EPUB FB2

Smoking during Pregnancy: Selected full-text books and articles The Health Consequences of Smoking Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General By Office of the Surgeon General United States.

Stay active to keep your mind off smoking and help relieve tension: take a walk, exercise, read a book, or try a new a hobby. Look for support from others. Join a support group or smoking. This book charts the emergence of smoking during pregnancy as a public health concern and social problem.

Oaks looks at the emphasis public health educators place on individual responsibility, current legal and social assertion of fetal personhood, changing expectations of pregnant and Smoking and Pregnancy book women, and the advent of antismoking by: Smoking during pregnancy can cause low-birth weight, preterm delivery, and infant death.

Smoking during pregnancy is estimated to account for 20 to 30 percent of low-birth-weight babies, up to 14 percent of preterm deliveries, and about 10 percent of all infant deaths according to the American Lung Association.

The edition of the leading medical textbook states that pregnant women can safely smoke half a pack of cigarettes a day.

Yet today, women who smoke during pregnancy are among the most vilified figures in public health campaigns. Laury Oaks argues this shift is not due solely to medical findings indicating that cigarette smoking may harm the fetus. Smoking and Pregnancy Smoking can cause problems for a woman trying to become pregnant or who is already pregnant, and for her baby before and after birth.

Effects on Women • Difficulty getting pregnant • Placenta separates from the womb too early, causing bleeding • Placenta covers the cervix, causing complications • Water breaks too. Smoking reduces a woman’s chances of getting pregnant.1,2.

Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk for pregnancy complications.1,2. Tobacco smoke harms babies before and after they are born.1,3. Women who smoke have more difficulty becoming pregnant and have a higher risk of never becoming pregnant.

2,4. NHS Stop Smoking services can offer 1-to-1 or group sessions with trained stop smoking advisers and may have a pregnancy stop smoking specialist. They can also offer advice about dealing with stress, weight gain and support the use of NRT (such as patches or gum), if appropriate, to help you manage your cravings.

Tobacco smoking during pregnancy causes many detrimental effects on health and reproduction, in addition to the general health effects of tobacco.A number of studies have shown that tobacco use is a significant factor in miscarriages among pregnant smokers, and that it contributes to a number of other threats to the health of the foetus.

Ideally, women should not smoke before. Secondhand smoke. Smoke inhaled involuntarily from tobacco being smoked by others. Although second-hand smoking is not as dangerous as first-hand smoking, however, the exhalation from smoking as well as the emissions from the item being smoked which can cause low birth weight, learning, and behavioral deficiencies, or a miscarriage.

Second-hand smoking is also Author: Tiffany Simmons. Smoking during pregnancy is especially harmful, causing additional health problems including premature birth, certain birth defects, and infant death.

Here are some facts about smoking and pregnancy: Smoking makes it harder for a woman to get pregnant. Women who smoke during pregnancy, are more likely than other women to have a miscarriage.

Women who smoked during pregnancy had higher iron stores but their newborn infants had lower iron stores than those of non-smoking mothers. The more packs per day (PPD) and more days smoked during pregnancy led to lower total body iron of the babies. There may be a negative dose-dependent response between fetal smoke exposure and infant iron Cited by:   Maternal smoking during pregnancy carries significant risks to mother infant and child.

Smoking during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of ectopic pregnancy, placental previa and abruption, preterm premature rupture of membranes, fetal growth restriction, preterm delivery, oral facial clefts, and sudden infant death syndrome.

1,2 One of the most Cited by: 9. Tobacco smoking affects both mother and baby and poses health risks to both. Smoking during pregnancy puts the baby at risk for health problems during the pregnancy and after the baby is born. Nicotine and all the harmful (and cancer-causing) products inhaled from the tobacco enter the bloodstream of the mother and are passed directly into the baby's circulation through the.

Effects of smoking in pregnancy. Smoking is the leading preventable cause of preterm birth (birth Cited by: Maternal smoking during pregnancy reduces fetal growth for both sexes but affects male infants disproportionately.

At birth, males born to mothers with a history of heavy cigarette smoking had an % reduction in weight and a 12% reduction in fat accretion compared to % and 2%, respectively, in females. Other authorities, however, such as the Smoking in Pregnancy Challenge Group, feel the risk of e-cigarettes is lower than the risk of continuing smoking.

This group advises that although nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is the preferred method of quitting, if a medicinal product is needed, e-cigarettes are safer than continuing to : Dr Mary Harding. Smoking and pregnancy Smoking and pregnancy Smoking causes harm to babies even before they are born.

Cigarette smoke contains more than 7, chemicals, (including about 70 that are known to cause cancer). You and your baby are exposed to these chemicals when you smoke or when someone smokes around Size: KB.

Stopping smoking is the best thing you can do for your baby. We know that it can be difficult to stop smoking. But we also know that you want to give your baby the best possible start in life.

The risks of smoking during pregnancy are serious, from premature delivery to increased risk of miscarriage, stillbirth or sudden infant death.

Quitting. Smoking in pregnancy is the most important preventable cause of a wide range of adverse pregnancy outcomes. 1 Smoking causes obstetric and fetal complications and there is growing evidence of serious harm extending into childhood and even adulthood (Table 1).Unfortunately, most smokers who become pregnant continue to smoke and most of those who quit relapse.

Ectopic Pregnancy Smoking during Pregnancy Ectopic pregnancy (Pregnancy occurs outside womb) Rupture with internal haemorrhage Hypovolemic shock Second hand smoke and pregnancy • • • • The mother and the growing baby are at high risk of developing lung cancer, heart disease, emphysema, allergies, asthma, and other health problems.Can smoking cigarettes during my pregnancy cause a birth defect?

In every pregnancy, a woman starts out with a % chance of having a baby with a birth defect. This is called her background risk. Some studies suggest that cigarette smoking during pregnancy may increase the chance of. Smoking and pregnancy don't mix well — but you can take steps to boost your odds of quitting for good.

Start by getting answers to the most common questions about smoking during pregnancy. Medically reviewed by Last updated on How does smoking during pregnancy affect a baby?