Does anyone know if there has been any research on the possiblity that a mother who smokes while she is pregnant can later give her child lung cancer. Such as people who develop lung cancer in life who never smoke or weren't around a lot of smoke during their life. Has there been research saying that maybe it was attributed to their mother smoking while she was pregnant.Answer Question
Answer by vbruno at 6:42 PM on Oct. 2, 2008
Answer by iloveyall2008 at 7:11 PM on Oct. 2, 2008
Answer by EireLass at 7:30 PM on Oct. 2, 2008
Smoke does not go through the umbilical cord to the baby. The umbilical cord has 2 arteries and 1 vein. The arteries bring Oxygen and nutrients to fetus and the Vein sends out wast products back into the mother's system for disposal. Smoking can cause low birth weight, decreased oxygen supply to fetus which as result can cause other physiological issues with the fetus.
Answer by Anonymous at 9:14 PM on Oct. 2, 2008
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