In addition, for pregnant women who are passive smokers, exposure to cigarette smoke will cause the fetus to be disturbed in its growth and development, premature death is a very big risk while in the womb and can also cause disease after the baby is born into the world. Next is the risk of giving birth with a low body weight because cigarette smoke contains harmful substances that can inhibit blood flow from mother to fetus so that nutrition will be inhibited. In some conditions there is an increased risk of infection, pneumonia, even bronchitis and in severe conditions it will cause death in infants.
You really have to be aware of some of the environmental influences that cause cigarette smoke to be inhaled by you. Give understanding to your family members so that it can reduce health problems for you and the fetus related to changes in the DNA structure of the baby which can interfere with the immune system, interfere with fetal brain growth while in the womb and also increase the risk of babies born with harelip. The importance of maintaining health during pregnancy, including avoiding cigarette smoke to maintain optimal growth and development of the baby, start with small habits to avoid exposure to cigarette smoke,
Here are some ways you can avoid exposure to secondhand smoke:
1. Make rules with your family members
During pregnancy you can make rules together with your family members. Make a special smoking room in your home so that you don’t breathe in the smoke exposure. Arrange for smoking time for your family members so that it doesn’t interfere with your rest time. Often exposure to cigarette smoke you don’t realize is inhaling when you are resting.
2. Provide understanding when in public space
When family members understand the importance of maintaining the health of pregnant women, what you may experience is when you are in a public space. Even though now there are new regulations there are special areas for smokers, but sometimes they are still not aware of it. So when you are on public transportation you often find people smoking and disturbing you, give a gentle warning to put out the smoke because you are pregnant.
3. Work with your office colleagues
When you are in the room with your coworkers, you can ask them not to smoke near you. Cigarette smoke exposure will interfere with the development and growth of your fetus. You can avoid it in advance, or ask your colleagues for understanding.