Cognitive and social influences on smoking behaviour during pregnancy.

  title={Cognitive and social influences on smoking behaviour during pregnancy.},
  author={Melanie A. Wakefield and W. R. Jones},
  journal={The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology},
  volume={31 3},
A random sample of 292 women attending a hospital antenatal clinic for routine care was surveyed concerning smoking behaviour and beliefs about smoking in pregnancy. Among women who continued to smoke during their pregnancy, most had cut down. Many expressed a desire to quit, felt guilty about not being able to do so, but reported that smoking offered important benefits relating to relaxation and mood control. Forty (27.8%) of the 144 women who were smokers at the time they became pregnant had… CONTINUE READING

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