Health-related behavior and beliefs of pregnant smokers.

  title={Health-related behavior and beliefs of pregnant smokers.},
  author={Cheryl O Haslam and Wendy Lawrence},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  volume={23 5},
To determine the association of smoking with other health-compromising behavior and beliefs during pregnancy, a cross-sectional survey of 1,203 women in the United Kingdom assessed smoking status, stage of change, fetal health locus of control, alcohol consumption, folic acid intake, and use of vitamin and iron supplements. Twenty percent were current smokers, and 33% were alcohol users. Pregnant smokers (especially those in the precontemplative stage) were less likely to increase folic acid… CONTINUE READING


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