Create: 05/07/2017 - 10:30
Being pregnant is wonderful, but it does mean that looking after your health and the health of your baby has become even more important. Whilst you are pregnant, there are some substances that you should really try to avoid. Which ones are they and what damage can they do?
Firstly, it really is important that you don’t smoke when you're pregnant. This is because carbon monoxide, nicotine and other toxic chemicals from cigarettes cross the placenta and go directly into the baby’s blood stream, so in reality, your baby smokes with you.