Thursday, January 27, 2011

Harmful Effects of Smoking to Pregnant Mothers

Smoking and Its Effects to Pregnancy - Harmful Effects of Smoking to Pregnant Mothers

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There plenty of factors that prevents a women to get pregnant. These factors can either be psychological emotional or physical. Some of the factors that cause infertility are the following: Ovulation complications, Old age, Fallopian tube defects, Overweight, Stress and Smoking. Most of these factors are highly preventable and manageable but some needs medical and surgical interventions to overcome. In this article we will talk about smoking and its effects to pregnancy.

A single cigarette contains more than 4000 toxic chemicals, including cyanide, nicotine, lead and at least 60 carcinogens. When a woman smokes during pregnancy these harmful chemicals goes to the bloodstream. The mother's bloodstream is also the baby's only source of oxygen and essential nutrients. What goes to the mother's bloodstream goes to the baby automatically. Imagine what would happen to the baby once he gets those 4000 harmful chemicals into his system.

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