More women in the north of England smoke while pregnant compared with the south, official figures for the last three months of 2011 have shown. The data, published by the NHS Information Centre covering 167,300 pregnancies, showed 20% of women in the North East were smokers when they gave birth, compared with 6% in London. The overall figure for England is 13.4%, down from 15% in 2006-07. Smoking in pregnancy is linked to low birthweight and premature delivery.
via BBC News
Write a comment
- 10% off selected Maclaren Strollers at Mothercare
- Save £20 on Chicco Lite way stroller in Topazio, now only £99.99!
- Save a third off the Cosatto Tribo Pushchair Blackjack
- Top 10 tips for buying buggies
- Save £50 on Petite Star Ali Car Seat at Babies'R'Us
- 1/2 price Bebe Confort pushchair at Boots
- Kiddicare -- now even faster delivery!
- Great Kiddicare offers this month
- 'Desperate families need better help' with tongue tie
- MPs say yes to three-person babies