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What Do You Know About Smoking During Pregnancy?

How does smoking affect your baby before and after birth? This quiz will help you learn the facts.

1. People who smoke in pregnancy are more likely to have babies with birth defects.
2. Smoking doesn't raise a person's risk of having an ectopic pregnancy.
3. Pregnant people should stay away from secondhand smoke.
4. Smoking raises the risk of having a preterm or stillborn baby.
5. A baby of a person who smokes will likely weigh less at birth than a baby not exposed to smoke.
6. Babies born to people who smoke in pregnancy are up to 3 times more likely to die from SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome).
7. Parents shouldn't smoke if they are breastfeeding.
8. A person who smokes puts their baby at risk for asthma and chronic ear infections.
Online Medical Reviewer: Burd, Irina, MD, PhD
Online Medical Reviewer: Freeborn, Donna, PhD, CNM, FNP
Online Medical Reviewer: Trevino, Heather M, BSN, RNC
Date Last Reviewed: 6/1/2021
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