A study released this week confirms some information that many doctors have believed for many years. It has been well known that smoking while pregnant is bad for the baby but very few studies have actually been conducted to determine exactly how bad it is. The study released this week has some pretty good news for mothers that smoke because it showed a link between quitting and the child’s health when born.
Obviously smoking at all while pregnant is bad but doctors have now concluded that even if a woman smokes through part of her pregnancy it is incredibly beneficial to stop part way. This is great news because often many women do not necessarily quit smoking as soon as they become pregnant and many doctors used to believe that the effects were almost immediate. Even halfway through a pregnancy if the woman stops smoking it will have some significant benefits to the baby according to doctors which is absolutely great news. Of course doctors are still recommending that women stop smoking before getting pregnant or as soon as they become pregnant but at least this is good news for mothers that did not quit immediately.