Article posted on Daily Rx News on May 20, 2013
Gestational diabetes and obesity risks higher in women exposed to tobacco in utero
Smoking is a known health hazard for pregnancies. But being exposed to smoke in utero may follow a baby girl into her own pregnancy when she grows up.
A recent study looked at a group of pregnant women who had mothers who smoked while pregnant with them.
The results of this study showed these pregnant women who had mothers who smoked while pregnant had higher odds of developing gestational diabetes and obesity than women whose mother’s did not smoke while they were pregnant.