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Health Tip: Don't Smoke During Pregnancy

-- If you smoke while you're pregnant, you're exposing the baby to a host of harmful chemicals, including carbon monoxide, tar and nicotine, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says.

The ACOG says smoking during pregnancy can lead to these medical problems:

  • An ectopic pregnancy.
  • Bleeding.
  • Complications with the attachment of the placenta to the uterus.
  • Stillbirth.
  • A baby with a low birth weight.
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Posted: October 2010