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Key Phone Numbers

  • Medical Center Operator

  • 201-833-3000

  • Physician Referral Service

  • 877-HOLY-NAME (465-9626)

  • Patient Information

  • 201-833-3300

  • Foundation (Donations)

  • 201-833-3187

  • Human Resources

  • 201-833-7040

  • Medical Staff Office

  • 201-833-3352

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Center for Lung Disease

Smoking and Pregnancy

Smoking before and during pregnancy is the single most preventable cause of illness and death among mothers and infants.

Women who smoke are:

  • More likely to have difficulty conceiving and have higher odds of being infertile.
  • More likely to experience premature rupture of membranes, placental abruption and placenta previa during pregnancy.
  • At greater risk of stillbirths, miscarriages and ectopic pregnancy.
  • More likely to have complications during delivery.

Babies born to women who smoke during pregnancy:

  • Have a greater risk of being born prematurely.
  • Are more likely to be born with low birth weight increasing their risks for illness or death. The more women smoke the higher the risk of low birth weight.
  • Are more likely to die of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
  • May have congenital malformations such as cleft palate.
  • Are more likely to have lungs problems, more colds, coughs and middle-ear infections.
  • May have learning problems.
  • Are more likely to smoke when they get older because they see their parents smoking.