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Pregnancy - medication, drugs and alcohol - Better Health Channel

Pregnancy - medication, drugs and alcohol - Better Health Channel | Brittany Investigation 1 | Scoop.it
Taking some drugs or medications during pregnancy can cause problems, including developmental delay, birth defects, intellectual disability, miscarriage and stillbirth. Some medications may be necessary, but only under medical supervision. Alcohol, tobacco, caffeine and illicit drugs, including cannabis and cocaine, are all classified as drugs. Limit caffeine drinks and don't smoke or drink alcohol during pregnancy. Talk about medications with your doctor, midwife or pharmacist.
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Maternal smoking tied to inhibition-related brain differences in kids

Maternal smoking tied to inhibition-related brain differences in kids | Brittany Investigation 1 | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Smoking while pregnant may be linked to less control over inhibitions when the child is an adult, a new study that looked at brain scans suggests. People whose mothers smoked
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Smoking During Pregnancy May Cause Asthma, Wheezing in Kids

Smoking During Pregnancy May Cause Asthma, Wheezing in Kids | Brittany Investigation 1 | Scoop.it

FRIDAY, Aug. 17 (HealthDay News) -- New research from Sweden suggests that smoking during early pregnancy may boost the risk that preschool children will develop asthma and wheezing problems, even if the kids aren't exposed to smoke after birth.


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Smoking in pregnancy tied to kids' conduct problems

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NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children of women who smoked cigarettes during pregnancy are more likely to have behavioral problems than those whose mothers didn't light up, says a new analysis.

"The evidence is emerging that smoking in pregnancy and the frequency of smoking in pregnancy is correlated with developmental outcomes after (children) are born," said Gordon Harold, the study's senior author from the University of Leicester in the UK.

Previous research has tied smoking cigarettes during pregnancy to behavior problems among children later on, but those studies couldn't rule out the influence of other factors, such as genetics or parenting techniques, researchers said


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Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Later Nicotine Addiction in Daughters

Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Later Nicotine Addiction in Daughters | Brittany Investigation 1 | Scoop.it

40-year study did not find similar risk in sons

TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Daughters exposed to their mother's stress hormones in the womb may be more likely to become nicotine-dependent later in life, a new long-term study suggests. It also found that girls whose mothers smoked during pregnancy were at higher risk for eventual nicotine dependence.

 


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Penny McIntyre's curator insight, January 22, 2014 12:37 AM

Impact of smoking during pregnancy seems to impact more on daughters than on sons

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Smoking in Pregnancy May Be Linked to Baby's Heart Defects ...

Smoking in Pregnancy May Be Linked to Baby's Heart Defects ... | Brittany Investigation 1 | Scoop.it
SATURDAY, May 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that mothers who smoke early in pregnancy put their unborn child at greater risk of heart defects, and the risk goes up as smoking increases.
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Why isn't smoking while pregnant illegal? - Yahoo Answers

Why isn't smoking while pregnant illegal? - Yahoo Answers | Brittany Investigation 1 | Scoop.it
Think about it. It is technically underage smoking, because the babys oxygen is filled with black tar. (That's just plain sick)
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Teen Obesity Linked to Mom's Smoking in Pregnancy: Study

Teen Obesity Linked to Mom's Smoking in Pregnancy: Study | Brittany Investigation 1 | Scoop.it

TUESDAY, Sept. 4 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests how smoking during pregnancy may increase a child's risk of obesity during adolescence.

Children born to mothers who smoked while pregnant show structural changes in their brains, which make them more partial to fatty foods and prone to subsequent weight problems, the study found.


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Study links smoking bans to fewer pre-term births

Study links smoking bans to fewer pre-term births | Brittany Investigation 1 | Scoop.it
LONDON (Reuters) - Banning smoking in enclosed public places can lead to lower rates of preterm birth, according to Belgian researchers who say the findings point to health benefits of smoke-free laws...

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Quitting smoking in pregnancy tied to benefit for baby

Quitting smoking in pregnancy tied to benefit for baby | Brittany Investigation 1 | Scoop.it
(Reuters Health) - Women who quit smoking immediately before or after becoming pregnant gain more weight during and after pregnancy - but their babies are less likely to be born small than those born to smokers, a new study suggests.

Researchers in Denmark found that women who quit smoking gained about six more pounds during their pregnancies than those who continued to smoke, and a similar amount in the year after giving birth.

On the other hand, women who quit smoking early in pregnancy and nonsmokers gave birth to babies of similar birth weights, on average. Babies of women who kept smoking were more likely to be born at a low weight


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Pot Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Stillbirth Risk – WebMD

Pot Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Stillbirth Risk – WebMD | Brittany Investigation 1 | Scoop.it

Finding may gain significance as legalization spreads across U.S., study author says

MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Expectant mothers who smoke marijuana may triple their risk for a stillbirth, a new study suggests.

The risk is also increased by smoking cigarettes, using other legal and illegal drugs and being exposed to secondhand smoke. Stillbirth risk is heightened whether moms are exposed to pot alone or in combination with other substances, the study authors added.

"Even when [findings are] controlled for cigarette smoking, marijuana use is associated with an increased risk of stillbirth," said lead researcher Dr. Michael Varner, associate director of women's health, obstetrics and gynecology at University of Utah School of Medicine.

Stillbirth refers to fetal death after 20 weeks of pregnancy


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Penny McIntyre's curator insight, January 22, 2014 1:49 AM

Smoking during pregnancy; drug use during pregnancy