Here you go op. These are proven links to smoking while pregnant.
Maternal smoking has long been linked with increased SIDS risk
. The increased risk correlated with how much the mother smokes. Several studies have demonstrated that passive tobacco smoke also significantly increases the risk for SIDS. The risk for SIDS is increased, in normal birth weight infants, about two-fold with passive smoke exposure and about three-fold when the mother smokes both during the pregnancy and the baby continues to be exposed to tobacco smoke
after he/she is born
Smoking robs babies of nourishment.
Many studies have shown that infants of mothers who smoke have lower birth weights. The poisonous nicotine narrows uterine blood vessels, thus reducing blood flow to the baby in the womb
Smoking robs baby of oxygen
Smoking injures little brains.
New studies suggest that the developing baby's brain is injured not only by lack of oxygen, but also by the chemicals in cigarette smoke, which may be directly poisonous to developing brain cells
Passive smoke hurts babies.
New research shows that when pregnant mothers are exposed to second-hand cigarette smoke, their babies are at risk of having lower birth weights and show an increased risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), just as the babies of smoking mothers do. If father and mother both smoke, the risk of SIDS is nearly double.
You rock OP!