According to a recent research report women who smoke during pregnancy may at increased risk of pregnancy- related pelvic pain.
The report says about 14-33% of women develop this pain during pregnancy.
The study was done by Danish researchers who interviewed 5,000 women during and soon after pregnancy.
2,300 women who reported pelvic pain were compared with 2,700 who did not report the pain.
The result: They found those who smoke are 20% more likely to have pregnancy related pain; it however, did not prove cause and effect.
This is just another reason infavour of smoking cessation programs. Smoking is a health risk factor used in our program for patient health education.