Improve your chances of conceiving. Quit Smoking! Not just for pregnancy and childbirth but also for overall future of your health.
Smoking affects you
You should know that smoking damages the DNA in the eggs and sperms and hence, some couples where one or both of them smokes, take a long time to conceive or sometimes cannot conceive.
For women, smoking affects each and every stage of reproductive process starting from hormone production, maturation of eggs, embryo transport and uterus condition. Women who are involved in smoking may go through menopause at a younger age.
For men, the quantity and quality of sperms are severely affected wherein the sperms counts get lowered and cannot swim as well. Smoking also damages blood vessels which may develop erectile dysfunction in men.
Pregnancy and Baby’s Health
Toxins released from cigarettes while smoking can trigger a chance of a miscarriage. Avoid smoking (active or passive), and there are best of chances for you to have a normal labour. It also helps women who are undergoing IVF Treatment along with enhancing natural fertility. Also, by avoiding smoking, your child’s optimal growth and nutrition during pregnancy is ensured and your baby is less likely to be admitted to a neonatal ICU. Quitting smoking also reduces the risk of developing childhood asthma and allergies in babies. It also helps in reducing the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
Seek advice of your doctor incase you have difficulties in quitting smoking. Discuss your concerns with your consultant so that they can provide you proper guidance about what should be your next step.
Quitting smoking is certainly an amazing gift you can give to your baby!