Mom's Smoking Linked to Motor Skills Issues in Child

A study out of Orebro University in Sweden has linked smoking to increased risk of fetal coordination and motor skill problems. Researchers narrowed down the results noting boys tend to be more affected than girls. ... read more »

Smoking and SIDS

SIDS, or sudden infant death syndrome, refers to death occurring in infants with no known cause.According to this study on the effect of smoking on SIDS rates, parents who choose to smoke increase the risk of their infants dying from SIDS three times. ... read more »

Fatty Molecule Linked to Brain Damage Via Lack of Oxygen

When babies are deprived of oxygen in utero, brain damage can result. Researchers have found a connection between brain damage and a fatty acid molecule, which could spark new treatment protocols to reduce the risk of brain damage. ... read more »

Flame Retardant Clothing May Cause Low Birth Weight

Researchers at the University of California have found a link between chemicals used to reduce fire risk on household items and lower birth weights. ... read more »

Nicotine Increases Risk of Heart Problems in Infants

More and more studies are being released connecting fetal habits with lifelong side effects in children. According to researchers nicotine increases fetal blood pressure, which could lead to increased risk for heart disease and high blood pressure later in life. ... read more »

Periconception Maternal Characteristics and Fetal Growth

At the University Medical Centre in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, researchers found a connection between periconception maternal characteristics and fetal growth as measured in crown rump length (CRL). ... read more »

Milk Supply While Breastfeeding

Although it may look easy, breastfeeding is not a simple task. It is natural, but sometimes a new mother’s body just doesn’t respond like we hope it will. ... read more »

Vitamin C Eases Lung Damage in Newborns of Smoking Mothers

A new study says vitamin C can help reduce newborn lung damage if their mothers were smokers during pregnancy. ... read more »

Walking 30 Minutes Reduces Tobacco Cravings in Pregnant Women

Pregnant women who want to stop smoking should go for a walk, according to a new study. Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk for lowered birth rate, prenatal death, and behavioral problems in children. ... read more »

Pre-Natal and Post-Natal Smoking: Effect on Offspring BMI

A recent study published in the journal Pediatric Obesity claims parental smoking habits may have more impact on offspring BMI than maternal smoking habits during pregnancy. Information for the study was collected from the German Ulm Birth Cohort Study of 2000. ... read more »

Secondhand Smoke and Full-Term Birth Weight

For mothers who do not smoke during pregnancy, secondhand smoke may prove just as dangerous to the health and growth of the fetus, according to a new study published in BMC Public Health. ... read more »

Breast Milk, Fatty Acids and Maternal Smoking

Based on evidence collected by researchers at the Medical University of Gdansk, maternal smoking affects the fatty acid profile of breast milk. The results of the study were published in the journal Acta Paediatrica. ... read more »

Effect of Maternal Smoking on Birth Weight

According to a study published in the journal PLoS One, maternal smoking reduces birth weight, supporting current research. Researchers from Lund University tested the effect of maternal smoking using sibling analysis. ... read more »

Smoking Cessation During and After Pregnancy Study

According to the study, only 50% of women stop smoking during pregnancy and of those, less than 35% maintain a smoke-free environment four years after birth. ... read more »

Attachment Issues May Spark Heavier Maternal Smoking

  When a pregnant women fails to connect emotionally with the fetus it could lead to heavier smoking during pregnancy, according to a study published in the Maternal and Child Health Journal. ... read more »

Maternal Cigarette Smokers and Increased Risk of PPROM

PPROM or preterm premature rupture of membranes is considered more dangerous than PROM (premature rupture of membranes). PROM occurs after the 37th week of gestation, but labor soon follows. ... read more »

Effect of Smoking on Respiratory Function in Pregnancy

Smoking can increase risk of lung cancer in men and women, but researchers from George Mason University in Virginia focused on the impact of smoking on maternal respiratory function and fetal health in a study published in Southern Medical Journal. ... read more »

Why Cigarettes and Wine are Bad for Baby

Rules that involve the avoidance of alcohol and tobacco products mayseem like rules that can be safely bent from time to time but there aresound scientific reasons why these rules exist. Basically, they're badfor the baby. ... read more »

Preterm Births Lower Thanks to Smoking Bans

The smoking bans were put in place to protect non-smokers from the health effects of second-hand smoke, but the effects have also reached pregnant women. According to a new study published in BMJ, smoking bans in Belgium have reduced preterm birth rates. ... read more »

Smoking During Pregnancy Linked to Teen Asthma

Pregnant women are warned about the effects of smoking during pregnancy from the first obstetric visits. While smoking can cause premature birth and reduced birth weight, it now appears there is a long-term risk to worry about as well. ... read more »

Prenatal Exposures and Anti-Mullerian Hormone

A long list of studies has been published linking paternal and maternal habits prior to and during pregnancy with fetal and child health outcomes. Researchers recently published another study showing a link between pre-pregnancy habits and health to female offspring long-term health.  ... read more »

Premature Births with Stress-Related Premature Aging of Placenta

Premature births are the subject of many scientific studies, including a recent one that links stress-related premature aging of the placenta to premature rupture of the placental membranes. ... read more »

6+ Months Breastfeeding Lowers Early Breast Cancer Risk

A study of 504 breast cancer patients indicates breastfeeding for six months or longer can delay the onset or reduce the risk of early breast cancer even when early breast cancer runs in the family. ... read more »

Smoking While Pregnant: Poor Impulse Control in Child

A study provides evidence that the children of mothers who smoked while pregnant are more likely to exhibit poor impulse control and be thrill seekers as adults than are the children of non-smokers. ... read more »

Third-Hand Smoke: DNA Damage Risk for Infants and Toddlers

Third-hand smoke, the gunk that settles on floors, furniture, draperies, and even kids' toys, has the potential to damage DNA. ... read more »

Ultrasound Scans Show Harm of Smoking During Pregnancy

Researchers have discovered facial differences in fetuses from smoking and non-smoking mothers remarkable enough to visually document the harm of smoking while pregnant. ... read more »

Smoking During Pregnancy May Cause ADHD in Child

Smoke from tobacco products is a known risk factor associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and it is present in the environment in more ways than the obvious. ... read more »

Nicotine Replacements Linked to Child Obesity Risk

Smoking is one of the toughest habits to break but many women find that pregnancy gives added incentive to kick the habit. Some turn to nicotine replacement therapy to ease the transition. ... read more »

Smoking During Pregnancy Linked to Health Complications in Males

A recent study finds that fetal exposure to tobacco increases the likelihood that a male child will develop obesity, diabetes, and other metabolic disorders as an adult. ... read more »

Is Any Form of Tobacco Safe During Pregnancy?

It's impossible to dispute the fact that cigarette smoking is harmful to one's health. Women who smoke during pregnancy risk harming the developing fetus, especially the developing brain. ... read more »

Breastfeeding Moms Less Likely to Resume Smoking

A recent study of new mothers and their smoking habits found less interest in cigarettes the longer the baby was breastfed. ... read more »

Secondhand Smoke Can Be Disastrous For Pregnancy

A recent study compared the effects of smoke exposure at various levels to the pregnancy outcomes of more than 80,000 women. ... read more »

Maternal Smoking and Psychological Traits in Offspring

Maternal smoking habits have been associated with multiple psychological issues in offspring, but researchers from the University of Missouri believe confounding factors may play a more important role than the direct effect of maternal smoking during pregnancy. ... read more »

Maternal Smoking and Impact on Adult Offspring

Smoking during pregnancy and high maternal stress hormones increase the risk for nicotine dependence in daughters, according to a new study. ... read more »

Can Maternal Smoking Cause Mental Health Disorders?

I know that smoking definitely causes health problems for mothers and their children. Even smoking around toddlers is dangerous and can cause as many issues as smoking during pregnancy. ... read more »

Second-Hand Smoke in Infancy Raises the Cost of Healthcare

Secondhand smoke is extremely dangerous around pregnant women, but is the same true for newborn babies? Many studies point to the fact that it is very dangerous.  ... read more »