By Cat Lafuente/APRIL 9, 2020

If you’re one of the folks who haven’t quite kicked the habit, now is the time if you’re trying to get pregnant, says Dr. Kecia Gaither, a double board-certified physician in OB/GYN and maternal fetal medicine. “Tobacco abuse causes damage directly to the placenta, secondary to the chemicals used to ‘cure the tobacco,'” she told The List. “Additionally, smoking produces carbon monoxide, which displaces oxygen in the mother’s blood stream, which the fetus needs to grow and oxygenate itself properly.” Plus, smoking decreases your fertility, as noted by Cleveland Clinic. 

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