Negative effects of smoking during pregnancy

A recently published study shows the dramatic influence of smoking on the child during pregnancy and after birth.

A study* with 5221 elementary school children showed that all children who were exposed to smoking during pregnancy or after birth are having twice as much behavioural problems as those who live in a non smoking household. Once more this shows the dramatic influence of nicotine on our smallest.

The Kinderwunschzentrum supports the Austrian initiative “Don’t Smoke”, more can be found here:

Our lifestyle recommendations on smoking for our patients and all women in preparation of becoming pregnant can be found here: Lifestyle recommendations: smoking


*Source: Chastang et al (2015): “Postnatal Environmental Tobacco Smoke
Exposure Related to Behavioral Problems in
Children”, PLOS One

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