Unborn Baby Shown Grimacing in Womb as Mother Smokes
March 24, 2015 Unborn babies appear to grimace in the womb when their mother lights up, scientists have shown, demonstrating the harmful effects of smoking during pregnancy. The tiny movements were captured in the faces of the foetuses during using 4D ultrasound scans. Pregnant women have long been urged to give up cigarettes because they heighten the risk of premature birth, respiratory problems and even cot death. Now researchers believe they can show the effects of smoking on babies in the womb – and use the images to encourage mothers who are struggling to give up.
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