Smoking Bans Work: Preterm Births, Childhood Asthma Hospitalizations Drop

Smoking bans are increasingly common in the last 3 decades. These bans have cleared the air and a recent study from the Netherlands indicates they've improved the health of newborns and children, too. ... read more »

Newborn Pain Increases with Smoking

Newborns may be more stressed if mother chooses to smoke during the pregnancy, researchers are reporting this month. ... read more »

Internal Documents Reveal Sugar Industry Used Same Danger-Denying Tactics as Big Tobacco

The researchers are using their findings to lobby public health policy makers to tighten their recommendations for acceptable sugar intake for people of all ages around the world. ... read more »

Smoking and High Fat Diet May Increase Infertility in Men

Smoking and consuming high fat diets may be responsible for infertility in men, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Newcastle School of Environmental and Life Sciences. ... read more »

How to Have a Successful Pregnancy in 12 Steps

The obstetrician or family planning expert can help the mother-to-be, plan out the most effective lifestyle changes to optimize the health of mom and baby during gestation. ... read more »

Smoking Linked to Clubfoot and Other Physical Birth Defects

Doctors are constantly reminding pregnant women of the risk factors associated with smoking during pregnancy such as lower birth weight and increased risk of miscarriage. But despite the warnings, there have been no proven physical birth defects associated with smoking, until now. ... read more »

New Asthma Treatment Available for Pregnant Women

Asthma is one of the more difficult health problems to control during pregnancy. Doctors need to control exacerbations, but they also want to reduce the amount of medication taken by pregnant women and thus the fetus. ... read more »

New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Pregnancy and Improved Fertility: Leave Behind Bad Vices

It is common knowledge that drinking alcoholic beverages or those that are high in caffeine, smoking, and taking herbal remedies are frowned upon while pregnant or nursing. These substances can have a negative impact on your baby's growth and development. ... read more »

Improving HER Fertility

Medical studies are providing new information all the time that can help women improve their fertility. Changing certain behaviors is the first step to improving your overall fertility. ... read more »

Nicotine Increases Risk of Heart Disease and Hypertension 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 »

Snuff Worse Than Cigarettes During Pregnancy

Recent research reveals using snuff to stop smoking cravings during pregnancy may be worse than smoking. Children born to mothers who used snuff were more likely to suffer difficulty breathing than those born to mothers who continued smoking. ... read more »

How to Be a Good Father to Your Baby

Being a good father to your baby is not as daunting as it can seem. With a little common sense and a good sense of commitment, it can be one of the most rewarding things that one has ever done. ... read more »

How to Quit Smoking During Pregnancy in 12 Steps

Smoking before and during pregnancy increases many risks. Our 12 step program helps you dealing with this issue and stop smoking quickly. ... read more »

Smoking May be a Cause of Infertility in Men and Women

Smoking during pregnancy or while trying to get pregnant has never been a good choice, but now researchers and doctors have a great reason to convince parents ... read more »

The Link Between Alcohol, Drug Use, Smoking, and Stress During Pregnancy

Certain stress factor can pose a problem when trying to conceive and during pregnancy. ... read more »

Improving HER Fertility

Medical studies are providing new information all the time that can help women improve their fertility. ... read more »

Plastics and Pesticides May Increase Risk of Infertility

A new study reveals that women working directly with pesticides and plasticizers may have less chance of getting pregnant. ... read more »

Does Alcohol-Free Mouth Wash Reduce Risk of Preterm Birth?

Researchers presented a study at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine yearly meet-up, The Pregnancy Meeting, regarding the possible benefits of using alcohol-free mouthwash to reduce preterm labor. ... read more »

Are Electronic Cigarettes or E-Cigarettes Safe During Pregnancy?

Electronic e-cigarettes contain nicotine which is a health danger for pregnant women and developing babies and can damage a developing baby’s brain and lungs. In addition, some of the flavorings used in e-cigarettes may be harmful to a developing fetus. ... read more »

Smoking and Pregnancy

Smoking can cause more than low birth weight. Pregnant mothers who smoke are at an increased risk of miscarriage and premature birth. ... read more »

Smoking Habits Revealed in First Diaper

The first feces babies pass is called meconium. Researchers have revealed tobacco metabolites passed out of the body via meconium can measure the amount of cigarette smoke or tobacco smoke mom consumed or came in contact with during pregnancy. ... read more »

Coordination and Motor Skill May be Affected by Maternal Smoking

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 »

How to Deal with Pregnancy in Your 30's in 12 Steps

Let our 12 step guide help you deal with pregnancy in your 30's. ... read more »

How to Stop Smoking Before and During Pregnancy in 12 Steps

If there are other smokers in the home or the smell of smoke is a constant reminder of smoking, it will be harder to quit the habit. ... read more »

Dr. Amos' 15 Tips For A Healthy Pregnancy

These preconception and pregnancy tips ensure that you can improve chances getting pregnanct and having a healthy baby ... read more »

Improving HIS Fertility

Male infertility is the reason that almost half of couples seek infertility treatments. There are several things a man can do to improve his fertility. ... read more »

Does Smoking Affect Male Infertility?

For years I have picked up a pack of cigarettes with little to no regard of the consequences. I realized the damage I could potentially be doing to my lungs, but other than that, I didn’t know. ... read more »

Secondhand Smoke and Your Baby

According to research, second hand smoke is just as harmful to the fetus as first hand smoke. The chemicals and carcinogens present in first hand smoke are still present in second hand smoke. ... read more »

Ultrasound Scans Visually Document Harm of Smoking In 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 »

Third-Hand Smoke Puts Infants, Toddlers at Risk for DNA Damage, Cancer

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

E-Cigarettes Not So Healthy Alternative

A new study suggests the need to re-think the safety of e-cigarettes. They aren't quite so safe for smokers or others in the vicinity. ... read more »

Prepubescent Male Smokers Father Overweight Sons

The findings of a lengthy study suggest that a boy's use of cigarettes today may have a dramatic effect on the kids he'll have someday, especially his sons. ... read more »

Dramatic Rise in E-Cig Calls to Poison Control Centers; More Than Half Involve Kids 5 and Under

Electronic cigarettes "represent an emerging public health concern," according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ... read more »

6+ Months Breastfeeding Lowers Early Breast Cancer Risk But Not For Smokers

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 »

58% of Female Smokers are Victims of Domestic Violence

As many as one in three women in the world are thought to have experienced physically or sexually violent attacks from their intimate partners. A study links smoking and domestic violence. ... read more »

Smoking in Your Second or Third Trimester

It is never too late to stop smoking. The fetus will benefit from mom stopping to smoke at any time during the pregnancy. ... read more »

Smoking and Breastfeeding

Does smoke pass through the breast milk to the baby when breastfeeing? ... read more »

Should you stop smoking cold turkey during pregnancy?

There are lots of smoking cessation aids out there today, including gums, supplements and prescription medications. ... read more »

Paternal Smoking Lowers Sperm Count

It’s widely known that smoking is bad for pregnant women and can have many negative effects for young children and even negative consequences prenatally as well, but did you know that it can also affect your husband’s sperm count?  ... read more »

Second-Hand Smoke in Infancy Raises the Cost of Healthcare Immensely

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 »

Smoking Can Have a Lasting Legacy

Though my dad smoked for many years, asthma has never run in our family. The interesting thing though, is that my cousins and I could potentially have children that develop asthma, even though most of us don’t smoke. ... read more »

Smoking and the Fetus

Smoking does harm the fetus. Women who smoke during pregnancy have a higher rate of premature birth, miscarriage and low birth weight. ... read more »

Better Prenatal Care with More Pregnancy Tests

Providing women who are having unprotected sex with a home pregnancy test could have a substantial impact on the health of potential newborns. ... read more »

Risk of SIDS Sudden Death Infant Syndrome Linked to Smoking

Babies born to mothers who smoke are at increased risk for SIDS. ... read more »

Smoking and TTC

Can smoking be a problem when I try to conceive (TTC)? ... read more »

Researchers May Have Found the Link Between Maternal Smoking and SIDS

Obstetricians often talk to pregnant women about the potential health threats associated with smoking while pregnant. ... read more »