As a midwife, I will encourage her to quit smoking by explaining to her understanding that quitting smoking will not be easier to quit, than in early pregnancy when she develop a sudden distaste fir cigarettes. I will tell her if she smoking now she can decrease her chances of miscarrying and it may also lessen the likeliness of affecting her baby’s development. I will explain the effects which can affect her and his baby and also give her the guard line/procedure which can enable her to stop smoking Effects to baby
1) Sudden Infant Death Syndrome: Women who smoke during pregnancy expose their babies to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome as these babies are more likely to die from the harmful effects of smoking. 2) Stillbirth: Women who smoke during pregnancy increase the chances of the death of their babies during pregnancy itself.
3) Low birth weight of the baby: Birth weight of the baby is an important factor for the future health of the baby. Low birth weight can lead to a great many complications. In fact, low birth weight is the main reason for pre-natal death (during the first month after the birth). 4) Colic: A baby born of a mother who used to smoke during pregnancy is more likely to have colic. Colic is often a condition of early infancy. Colic results abdominal pain caused by spasm, obstruction, or distention of any of the hollow viscera, such as intestine. 5) Respiratory infections: your baby is more likely to have asthma and other respiratory diseases if you expose your bay to smoking. 6) Placenta Abruption: this condition arises when the placenta pulls the walls of the uterus either before or during labour. This requires an immediate delivery usually through cesarean operation. A smoker's placenta is thinner making her more likely to have placenta abruption.
7) Premature birth: Smoking during pregnancy can lead to pre mature birth due to premature rupture of membranes. A pregnant smoker's body is more likely to end her pregnancy sooner in an...
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