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Smoking while pregnant 'reduces fertility of baby boys'

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, November 21, 2007 | 0 comments

Smoking while pregnant could reduce the fertility of baby boys, it emerged today. The new study comes in the wake of today's controversial news that there is little evidence that binge drinking harms unborn babies.

The wealth of new advice about what mothers-to-be can and cannot do is likely to add to the confusion among women during pregnancy

The research led by the University of Aberdeen found evidence that smoking while pregnant affects a key testis gene.

Researchers said there is evidence that there is a greater chance of boys developing abnormal penises and poorly descended or smaller testicles if their mothers smoked during pregnancy.

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=493490&in_page_id=1770&in_a_source=





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Sadly we lost that precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted that there will be no more babies in our house.

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