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Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of miscarriage or stillbirth, low birth weight or premature birth, and more. Secondhand smoke also increases your baby's risk of developing lung cancer, heart diseases, emphysema, asthma, allergies, and SIDS.

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      Pregnancy (Week By Week, Trimesters) Article
      • Pregnancy facts*
      • Introduction
      • What is the first trimester (week 1-week 12)?
      • What is the second trimester (week 13-week 28)?
      • What is the third trimester (week 29-week 40)?
      • How will my baby develop week by week?
      • What are the changes that happen to a woman's body during her 1st, 2nd, and 3rd trimesters of pregnancy?
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      • Constipation
      • Dizziness
      • Fatigue, sleep problems
      • Heartburn and indigestion
      • Hemorrhoids during pregnancy
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      • Leg cramps
      • Morning sickness
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      • Numb or tingling hands
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      • Swelling
      • Urinary frequency and leaking
      • Varicose veins
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      Larynx Cancer Article
      • Throat cancer (larynx cancer) facts*
      • What is the larynx?
      • What is cancer?
      • Who is at risk for larynx cancer?
      • What are symptoms of larynx cancer?
      • How is larynx cancer diagnosed?
      • How is staging for throat cancer determined?
      • What are treatment options for larynx cancer?
      • Surgery
      • Radiation therapy
      • Chemotherapy
      • Targeted therapy
      • How does a person get a second opinion after a throat cancer diagnosis?
      • What can people with throat cancer eat?
      • What is involved in rehabilitation after surgery for larynx cancer?
      • What follow-up care is needed after treatment for throat cancer?
      • What support is available for patients with larynx cancer?
      • What research is being done on throat cancer? What about clinical trials?
    • Frostbite (Cold Weather-Related Injuries) There are two categories to cold weather-related injuries. 1) no freezing of body tissue (trench foot and chilblains), and 2)...learn more »
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      Frostbite (Cold Weather-Related Injuries) Article
      • Frostbite and cold weather-related injuries facts
      • Introduction to frostbite and cold weather-related injuries
      • What type of injuries can be caused by cold weather?
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      • What are cold weather-related injuries without tissue freezing?
      • Chilblains
      • Frostnip
      • Trench foot
      • Frostbite: Cold weather-related injuries with tissue freezing
      • What does frostbite look like (frostbite pictures)?
      • How should frostbite and other cold weather-related injuries be treated?
      • What is the recovery time for a frostbite injury?
      • When should a person seek medical care for a cold weather-related injury?
      • Who is most likely to get a cold weather-related injury and what can be done to prevent it?
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      Heartburn Article
      • Heartburn facts
      • Heartburn definition
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      • What foods and beverages aggravate heartburn?
      • How is heartburn diagnosed?
      • What are treatments and home remedies for heartburn?
      • Lifestyle changes
      • OTC and prescription medications
      • Surgical procedures
      • Heartburn during pregnancy
      • How can heartburn be prevented?
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      Preeclampsia and Eclampsia Article
      • Preeclampsia and eclampsia facts
      • What are preeclampsia and eclampsia?
      • What causes preeclampsia and eclampsia?
      • Who is at risk for preeclampsia and eclampsia?
      • What are the symptoms of preeclampsia and eclampsia?
      • How are preeclampsia and eclampsia diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for preeclampsia and eclampsia?
      • What are complications of preeclampsia and eclampsia?
      • Can preeclampsia and eclampsia be prevented?
      • What is the outlook (prognosis) for preeclampsia and eclampsia?
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      • What is a miscarriage?
      • How common is miscarriage?
      • What causes miscarriage?
      • What are the types of miscarriage?
      • What are signs and symptoms of a miscarriage?
      • How is miscarriage diagnosed?
      • What happens after a miscarriage?
      • What is the outlook for future pregnancies after a miscarriage?
      • Can miscarriage be prevented?

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Terms related to Smoking During Pregnancy:

  • Nicotine Replacement Therapy During Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy and Smoking
  • Risks of Smoking During Pregnancy
  • Secondhand Smoke Exposure During Pregnancy