Prenatal Smoking Impacts Offspring in Teen Years

The short-term risks of smoking during pregnancy have long been recognized. Boston researchers found negative impacts last well into the child's future life. When the mother smoked as few as 10 cigarettes per day during pregnancy, the child suffered organizational, attention span, and time management skill deficits--along with a decreased ability to self-manage their behaviors as a teen.…

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Expectant Dad’s Attitude Important

Norwegian researchers have reported an expectant father's distress during pregnancy may significantly increase his unborn child's behavioral, emotional, and social difficulties at the age of 3 years. These associations persisted after adjusting for many variables, including the mother's mental health. Earlier research has shown similar links to mothers mental health. The reasons for these findings are…

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