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  • 6/20/2010

Smoking ups pelvic pain in pregnancy


Women who continue smoking during pregnancy are placed at an increased risk of experiencing pelvic pain, a new study suggests.

Pelvic pain, a common complaint reported in 14 to 33 percent of pregnant women, can make routine activities such as walking difficult.

According to the study published in British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, smoker expectant mothers are 20 percent more likely to suffer from pregnancy-related pelvic pain.

Mothers who quit smoking during the first trimester of pregnancy are, similarly, reported to be at a greater risk of having the pain.

"The finding of our study just adds another possible consequence of smoking," said lead researcher Karin Biering, stressing that smoking during pregnancy is linked to increased risks of miscarriage, low birth weight and several other pregnancy complications.

Scientists therefore urged women to quit smoking, particularly if they are planning a pregnancy.

Source: presstv.ir

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