Smoking: Quit for You and Your Baby

pregnancy, childbirth, Bon Secours Hampton Roads, The Mary Immaculate Birthplace, The Midwifery Center at DePaul, The Maryview Family Birth Center, The DePaul Center for BirthA new study gives mothers another strong reason to quit smoking. Children whose mothers smoked during pregnancy showed vascular damage when they were five years old. Researchers report that ultrasound scans showed how the children’s carotid and artery walls displayed thickening and stiffening. The study was published in the journal Pediatrics.

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