Smoking during pregnancy significantly increases the risk of having babies with deformed hands and feet, or without them. This is the conclusion reached by scientists at University College London, studied the statistics and the history of disease in the last 50 years — according to a paper published in the journal Human Reproduction Update.
The fact that smoking — it is poison, everyone knows. But, if not strange, over 45% of pregnant women under 20 years of continued smoking. A total of 17% of pregnant women do not give up cigarettes, even for the health of the future child. These are the findings of British statistics.
As for the consequences of such irresponsibility, the pregnant smoking by 26% increased risk of having a child without hands (feet) or deformities on the face. A 28% increased risk that the baby will be born with a club foot, and 27%, which he diagnosed the pathology of the gastrointestinal tract (50% of a congenital cleft in the stomach — gastroschisis). Infants of smoking mothers is 33% more are born with defects in the skull, and 25% — eye defects.
The authors note that they first have to establish that it is smoking is the cause of these accidents.