The risk of miscarriage may increase due to childhood smoke exposure. A new study proved that women who were exposed to secondhand smoke during childhood might face an increased risk of miscarriage. The new research was conducted in China. Statistics showed that nonsmoking women who lived with others smokers during their childhood indicated to have a 20% increased risk of miscarrying compared to those who grew up with nonsmokers.
The new study was led by Shanshan Yang from the Institute of Geriatrics at the Chinese PLA General Hospital in Beijing. It analyzed data collected from more than 20,000 women older than 50 who participated in the survey. The study was published in the Tobacco Control magazine. Researchers claimed that their discovery supports the act of rigorous national smoke-free laws and strict surveillance in China. They also sustain the promotion of smoke-free homes to defend children.
Scientists have also pointed out that they are also supporting the promotion of campaigns meant to alter social norms of passive smoking and smoking. Other studies in the US noted that there exists a connection between miscarrying and previous exposure to secondhand smoke. Nevertheless, the study under discussion is entirely focused on Chinese women.
The research is also based on these women’s memories about their childhood and people whom they lived with during their first years of life, but also their recollections about the smoking habit of their family members. Unfortunately, it was impossible for research to establish the correct exposure to secondhand smoke while these women were pregnant.
The most valuable advice which every specialist will offer a pregnant lady is to stay away from cigarette smoke as much as possible, clearly steering away from bar patios and the office entrance where everybody smokes. However, it is not the case to start avoiding visiting relatives who smoke or allowing them to visit you.
You don’t need to stress that much and put pressure on your family members trying to keep your pregnancy safe. Also, you don’t need to struggle to remember which relative of yours used to smoke around you when you were little. No matter how many calculations you will make or how many smokers you will visit, miscarriage, like any other process, is something which does not entirely depends on you. Largely, it is out of every pregnant woman’s control.
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