Smoking during pregnancy: this is what may happen to the fetus
It is true that this is not the first time that a celeb smokes during pregnancy and she was preceded by Nasreen Kadri and Daniel Greenberg, but we are a generation that is less concerned with who but with what.
So here's what smoking might do to a pregnant fetus
Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 09:15 Updated: 09:42
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She announced that she was pregnant and was caught smoking.
Eden Ben Zaken and her husband Shuki (Photo: Or Gefen)
Eden Ben Zaken appeared last night (Tuesday) in Caesarea, and between hit after hit she announced to the audience that she is pregnant, and that in a few months she and her husband Shuki Biton will become parents of two.
Just before the happy announcement, voila!
Celebs received photos of an old man from a birthday party held for a friend, smoking a cigarette for fun alongside her husband Shuki and other friends.
Health that doesn't usually judge mothers, not new mothers and not those who are still carrying their child in their womb, but when it comes to such a definite and dangerous medical matter, it's worth giving you all the information there is on the subject.
Here are some of the latest studies on smoking during pregnancy:
Increases the risk of cot death
A study conducted in 2018 showed very alarming statistics and shows that smoking one cigarette a day during pregnancy doubles the risk of death in the baby's cradle - perhaps one of the biggest fears of parents of small babies.
The study, which analyzed data on 20 million US babies from information collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), found that not only is the risk of SIDS doubled by one cigarette per day, but it increases by an additional 0.07 for each additional cigarette the pregnant woman smokes. According to the researchers, 800 cases of cot death could have been prevented each year out of 3,700 cases, if pregnant women had not smoked. The study also found that women who smoked before becoming pregnant, even if they quit in the first trimester, increased the risk of their children's cot death.
May cause heart defects
Another large study examined the link between the mother's smoking during pregnancy and heart problems in babies - a problem whose cause is mostly unknown, and discovered a clear connection.
The researchers reviewed over 14,000 medical files of babies born with congenital heart defects between 1989 and 2011, and examined many characteristics related to the period of pregnancy, among others - the smoking habits of the mothers.
The data of the children's group were compared to the data of a group of over 60,000 healthy babies.
The data showed that babies born with a heart defect were more common in the group of newborns born to mothers who smoke, with a particularly high rate among mothers who smoke heavily.
The combination of smoking and maternal age over 35 was the most significant as a risk factor for cardiac defects.
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A pregnant woman smokes (Photo: ShutterStock)
Increases risk of Tourette's and tics
In a comprehensive study published in the September 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American and Danish researchers claimed that women who smoke during pregnancy significantly increase the risk of their children having Tourette syndrome, or other "tic" disorders.
The researchers from the Aiken School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark used official data collected in Denmark on 73,073 pregnancy cases and over a period of time until the children reached the age of 13, and tried to examine the relationship between smoking during pregnancy and Tourette's syndrome and the 'tics' that originate from it, according to the researchers , in obsessive compulsive disorder among children.
They found that women who smoked 10 or more cigarettes a day, and were considered the heavy smokers of the group, increased the risk of their children suffering from Tourette's by 66 percent more than their friends who did not smoke during pregnancy.
They also found that the risk of developing chronic tic disorders increases two to three times following the mother's smoking during pregnancy if she also suffers from psychiatric disorders or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Passive smoking is also harmful
But that's not all.
A study conducted in 2014 found that even passive smoking is harmful to the fetus.
The study conducted at the Roswell Park Cancer Center in Buffalo, New York found that pregnant women who were exposed to high levels of secondhand smoke have a higher chance of having miscarriages or giving birth to stillborn fetuses. The study also found that the risk of pregnancy with exposure to secondhand smoke is almost the same as the risk from active smoking, and there is actually The surprising and disturbing conclusion.
Eden Ben Zaken