Not only does smoking increase the risk of health problems for mom and baby while baby is developing, but it also makes it harder for mom to conceive. Some of the risk include preterm birth, low birth weight, and birth defects. It also increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The choice to quit smoking at any time during pregnancy—especially early on―can give your baby a healthier start in life.
For more information on the benefits of avoiding smoking, visit https://www.marchofdimes.org/pregnancy/smoking-during-pregnancy.aspx.