A glass of wine or a puff on a cigarette is a part of many women's social lives. But if you're pregnant, whatever you take into your body reaches your baby too. Smoking and drinking can hurt your baby, so it's important that you change your habits.
The best time, of course, is before you and your partner decide to start trying. A baby's brain and other organs start to develop before you even realize you're pregnant. But even if you're expecting, you can reduce the risk to your child if you kick these habits now.
Even more frightening is research suggesting that babies whose mothers Drinking Alcohol and Smoking During Pregnancy are more likely to die of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).