Avoid Tobacco Exposure During Pregnancy

pregnancy, childbirth, Bon Secours Hampton Roads, The Mary Immaculate Birthplace, The Midwifery Center at DePaul, The Maryview Family Birth Center, The DePaul Center for BirthHealth professionals have long recommended pregnant women avoid being exposed to tobacco smoke because it can influence an infant’s risk of developing asthma or a respiratory infection. But new research also suggests that smoke exposure can affect the development of eczema, an allergic skin condition, according to a news release from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

Women may be particularly vulnerable during their third trimester, according to the researcher’s findings presented during the AAAAI’s annual meeting in March.

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