Wednesday, 20 March, 2019

‘Smoking during pregnancy can double the risk of sudden infant death’

Smoking during pregnancy Smoking during pregnancy can be harmful for the baby
Samantha Long | 14 March, 2019, 20:12

According to the study, mothers who smoke while pregnant - even one cigarette per day - double their risk of their newborn dying from sudden unexpected infant death (SUID).

Sudden unexpected infant death defined as (SUID).

Compared to the over half of pregnant smokers who did not reduce their smoking during pregnancy, women who reduced cigarette consumption by the third trimester saw a 12 per cent decrease in SUID risk. Quitting smoking was associated with a 23 percent reduction in SUID risk.

The Seattle Children's Research Institute worked in collaboration with Microsoft data scientists for their study, published in the journal Pediatrics Monday.

"With this information, doctors can better counsel pregnant women about their smoking habits, knowing that the number of cigarettes smoked daily during pregnancy significantly impacts the risk for SUID", said Anderson.

To better understand how smoking contributed to SUID risk, the researchers used computational modeling techniques to analyze maternal cigarette smoking habits for all USA live births from 2007 to 2011.

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The research likewise demonstrated moms who smoked three months before pregnancy and quit in the primary trimester still had a higher danger of SUID contrasted and non-smokers.

Though the authors note their study is limited to "conservative smoking estimates" because their data set does not include environmental smoke exposure during pregnancy or postpartum, including fathers who smoke, they affirm that maternal smoking has been linked to premature deaths in infants.

The study wasn't a controlled experiment created to prove whether or how smoking causes SUID. Furthermore, while the effects of smoking during pregnancy were derived from the entire cohort, the effects of smoking before pregnancy were determined using only data from 2011 (3.1 million total births and 2585 SUIDs). The information bolsters general wellbeing endeavors went for urging ladies to stop smoking great before pregnancy, Anderson said. In fact, some studies have shown that smoking is the "strongest prenatal modifiable risk factor for SIDS in industrialized nations", according to the study.

The researchers did find ways for women to reduce their risk of SUID.

"Babies exposed to smoking during pregnancy develop abnormalities in important areas of the brain that regulate breathing and temperature", Gradisar said by email. "In babies that have been smoke exposed, their wake up system does not trigger as soon as it should and we think this could be partly why these babies are more likely to die (of) SIDS".

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