Research

Feelings for fetus may vary smoking amount

Smoking and fetal attachment

A small study suggests an association between the level of smoking and the level of asttachment pregnant women feel for their fetuses. Pregnant smokers find it very difficult to quit. Increasing feelings of fetal attachment could help.
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In a small new study in the Maternal and Child Health Journal, researchers report that pregnant smokers who felt less emotional attachment to their fetuses may have smoked more than women with greater feelings of attachment.