Smoking and Pregnancy
To begin with, smoking itself is not useful, to put it mildly. And even during pregnancy the harm from it is amplified many times. Why then do many smokers continue to indulge in this addiction, being in an interesting position?
There are several reasons for this, beginning with a banal frivolous attitude to one’s own health and ending with the wise advice of friends-girlfriends, or justifications drawn from pseudoscientific articles on the Internet. That is why it is important for future mothers, as well as young women (and for men!) Who are just starting to think about the possible continuation of the family, to get as much objective information as possible on the effect of smoking on pregnancy.
One of the negative effects of smoking – decreased reproductive function. And this applies not only to future mothers, but also to future fathers. Smoking women experience such unpleasant symptoms as menstrual irregularities, lack of ovulation, earlier onset of menopause, and the inability of mature eggs.
Men, in turn, risk to earn impotence and oligospermia (a disease in which sperm production decreases). In addition, the concentration of viable spermatozoa in the sperm of the smoker is significantly reduced.