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Nicotine exposure during pregnancy nearly twice as high as reported

The study reveals a significant gap between the number of local, pregnant mothers who report smoking during pregnancy and the number who test positive for nicotine exposure. "This is extremely important new information for us as we work to better underst
Medical Xpress (
added Jul 8, 2016 16:09

[UK] Number of women who smoke during pregnancy 'is TWICE as high as doctors feared'

found one in six tested positive for high-level nicotine exposure in their third trimester. An additional 7.5 per cent tested positive for second-hand smoke during pregnancy, bringing total smoke exposure up to nearly one in four women. Experts warn th
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 7, 2016 23:19

Smoking in Pregnancy May Be Under-Reported

A significantly higher percentage of American women may be smoking while pregnant than researchers have previously believed, a new study suggests. The finding is based on urine tests that can measure nicotine exposure compared to what pregnant women rep
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jul 7, 2016 17:28

“I Was a Full Time Proper Smoker”: A Qualitative Exploration of Smoking in the Home after Childbirth among Women Who Relapse Postpartum [FREE FULL TEXT]

As mothers who relapse principally view themselves as ‘social’ or ‘occasional’ smokers, interventions that are highlighted as relevant for women with these types of smoking patterns may be more likely to be responded to, and, ultimately, be effective.
PLoS (Public Library of Science)
added Jun 29, 2016 14:28

Early exposure to nicotine can affect formation of connections between brain cells long after birth

Early exposure to nicotine can trigger widespread genetic changes that affect formation of connections between brain cells long after birth, a new Yale-led study has found. The finding helps explains why maternal smoking has been linked to behavioral cha
added Jun 29, 2016 14:13
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[UK] Awards joy for fire service funded midwife safety scheme

A fire service funded scheme to educate thousands of mums-to-be about home safety has been recognised with two top awards. The ‘Barnsley Babies’ initiative won the Governor’s Award and Partnership Working Award at Barnsley Hospital’s Heart Awards, which
Fire Magazine (uk)
added Jun 23, 2016 03:31

[UK] Shock stats show one in 10 women smoke during pregnancy - despite knowing the risks

And only half of mums-to-be manage to give up even though the dangers – of premature delivery, miscarriage , stillbirth and sudden infant death – are clear. The NHS data shows that 67,195 babies have been born to mums who puffed on cigarettes up to deli
The Mirror (uk)
added Jun 20, 2016 17:28

[UK] Charities call for Government action to maintain progress on smoking in pregnancy rates

The Smoking in Pregnancy Challenge Group [1], a coalition of health and baby charities, today welcomed the news that smoking rates among pregnant women have continued to fall but warned that progress could be jeopardised if services to help people quit co
ASH London (uk)
added Jun 17, 2016 12:03

[UK] North-East is pregnant smoking capital, figures show.

Figures published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) showed that in the North-East area 16 per cent of pregnant women were recorded as smokers in 2015-16. Overall the percentage in England was 10.6 per cent, or 67,200 of 631,230 ma
Northern Echo (Darlington, UK)
added Jun 17, 2016 12:03
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[UK] More than a QUARTER of pregnant women light up in Blackpool: Town has highest rate of smoking mothers, while London has the lowest

New NHS figures reveal 26 per cent of women were smokers at the time of birth in 2015/16. This contrasted with Westminster in central London at the other end of the spectrum, where just 1.5 per cent of women did.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 16, 2016 19:10
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