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Pregnant women who live or work with smokers face a higher risk of giving birth to a stillborn baby, having a child with low birth weight or with a smaller head, according to a Canadian study. It is considered that passive smoking exposes people to about 1% of smokers who inhale toxic assets, and the study adds further evidence that this secondhand smoke can harm an unborn baby.
“This information is important for women, their families and healthcare providers,” wrote Joan Crane, of Eastern Health in St. John’s, Canada, and BJOB: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. “The smoke emitted from the burning cigarette contains many harmful chemicals and in higher concentration than the smoke inhaled through a filter,” said the expert.
Crane and his colleagues indicated that these toxic harm to the fetus in several ways: for example, restricting blood flow and possibly damaging the placenta.
Through a database of pregnant women in the Canadian provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, the team observed the rate of stillbirth deliveries as well as other results during the birth, such as fetal head circumference, which has been linked with delayed intellectual development in children.
Of the nearly 12,000 women in the database, 11% said they had been exposed to secondhand smoke. The birth rate of stillbirth in which the fetus dies during the third trimester of pregnancy, was 0.83% in passive smokers, compared with 0.37% in women who did not breathe smoke snuff.
This does not prove that the smoke itself is the culprit. Even when the researchers took into account other risk factors, including maternal age and alcohol consumption patterns and drug-passive smokers were still three times more likely to give birth to a stillborn child. In other words, if the poison is thus the culprit, he would die a baby in the womb of every 117 women exposed to passive smoking.
“This is huge,” said Hamisu Salihu, an expert on stillbirths of the University of South Florida in Tampa. Can now be added “to inform patients that secondhand smoke can lose your baby.” That relationship was not conclusively established until now, concluded the expert, who did not participate in the study.
Canadian researchers also found that babies born to passive smokers spend about 54 grams less than those whose mothers lived and worked in places “smoke-free.” Also, their heads were slightly smaller, with an average of 0.24 inches shorter.
Globally, the most common causes of infant death are birth complications during childbirth, infections during pregnancy such as syphilis, maternal health problems like hypertension or diabetes, fetal growth retardation, by which infants not grow at the appropriate rate, and birth defects.
Are among the major concerns of women worldwide, especially pregnant women, it is unlikely that the striations do not appear in this period, since it is a sudden stretching of the skin, but neglected, there are methods you can use to prevent and in this article we’ll show you some.
Control your weight: It is important to constantly watch your weight, not pregnant, you go up enormously in weight, an uncontrolled increase is a factor that makes you prone to stretch marks.
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Keep your skin hydrated: You need to coat your skin with moisturizer at least 4 times a day, especially in places where they often appear as streaks, abdomen, thighs, buttocks and breasts.
Avoid very hot water bath: When you go to take a bath, do not do it with very hot water as you can damage and weaken your skin, causing streaks go, if possible try to use cold or lukewarm water.
Anti stretch mark creams Use: This type of cream is very useful for preserving the elasticity of our skin, they should have in their collagen composition, you have to be constant to achieve a good result.
Eat well: A good diet helps prevent stretch marks, products derived from milk, vegetable oils, cereals and citrus fruits are very good at preventing stretch marks, remember to drink orange juice at breakfast , with a little cheese and a bowl of cereal.
Hydrate your body, drink plenty of water, stretch marks tend to appear especially in people who do not drink water, this vital fluid is essential for healthy skin and for the proper functioning of our body.