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Almost one in ten women will cross ever cigarette during pregnancy

Almost one in ten women will cross ever cigarette during pregnancy

9 percent of all mothers with a child aged 0 to 4 years has ever smoked a cigarette during the pregnancy.

This is evident from the Monitor Pregnancy and substance Use of the Trimbos-institute.

The focus is mainly on young mothers in the age group of 18 to 24 years of age, mothers with a low or secondary education, and mothers without a partner living.

In the four weeks before they were pregnant, smoke cigarettes, 17 percent of the mothers. During pregnancy decreased that percentage to 9 percent. After pregnancy, the percentage of smoking women to 13 percent.

The majority (88 percent) of the women in the month before pregnancy smoked, tried immediately or in the course of the pregnancy to stop. Four out of five held that full until the end of the pregnancy.

Alcohol

Further drank nearly five percent of the surveyed mothers alcohol when they knew they were pregnant. In the majority of cases (87 percent) was not more than a couple of sips.

Drug use (cannabis, ecstasy, 4-FA, cocaine, amphetamines) during pregnancy was barely (by 0.1 percent).

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