When a woman becomes pregnant, she then needs to consider not only her health, but also the health of her unborn child. If she quits smoking, she will greatly improve her chances of giving birth to a perfectly healthy baby. A mother owes her child, at the very least, an opportunity for a healthy body and a long life! If you are now pregnant, please quit smoking as soon as possible.
Smoking during pregnancy increases the odds that your baby will have the wrong number of fingers when he, or she, comes into this world. It has been documented that smoking 10 or less cigarettes per day will increase the risk of your baby having too many, too few or webbed fingers by approximately 29%. If the mother-to-be smokes a pack of cigarettes every day, the percentage of risk for the deformity of her new-born baby will almost double. If you are now pregnant, please make a serious commitment to quit smoking for your baby's sake.