Avoiding Smoking During Pregnancy May Beneficial For Your New Born And You Too: Research Study

Avoiding Smoking During Pregnancy May Beneficial For Your New Born And You Too: Research Study

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  • Post By : Microbioz India
  • Source: University of Montreal
  • Date: 21 July, 2016

Researcher from University of Montreal recently cleared that avoiding smoking during pregnancy may help for better health of your new born and you too. Research team investigated that, about 80 % of cases pregnant women who use nicotine or drug Zyban and quit smoking. At the result even after restricting the use of these products 60% of women with Zyban users and 68 percent of women with Nicotine products did not restart smoking during or after pregnancy.

The concern study recently appeared in American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

According to Researcher,

"In public health terms, these results are significant because one in five pregnant women smokes. We already know that smoking during pregnancy increases the chances of miscarriage as well as low birth weight, premature birth, and birth defects -- events that are linked to health problems in children. The results we are publishing today will give pregnant women evidence-based options to quit smoking, but will also give data to health care professionals for them to prescribe the right treatment, while evaluating the risks and benefits associated with each pharmacological method," said Dr. Bérard, principal investigator of the study.

Story source/Credit: University of Montreal

Journal References:

Anick Bérard, Jin-Ping Zhao, Odile Sheehy. Success of smoking cessation interventions during pregnancy. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2016; DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2016.06.059

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