It’s been made clear for decades that smoking while pregnant isn’t just dangerous, it’s irresponsible. The damage to fetal tissue and potential serious risks to the unborn child are well documented. But what about vaping? Research on vaping while carrying an unborn child has not yet been conducted.

Is Vaping The Same As Smoking While Pregnant?

It’s wise to abstain from using an e-cig. That said, according to the Centers For Disease Control, use of nicotine during pregnancy can result in damage to a developing fetus’ brain and lungs. To clarify, nicotine is a stimulant that constricts the blood vessels, this can cause a baby’s heart rate to increase as well.

Smoking while pregnant can have a terrifying list of negative effects on both mother and child. Babies born to mother’s who smoked while pregnant are more likely to be born prematurely, have a low birth weight, be susceptible to illness, sometimes resulting in death. Additionally, expectant mothers who smoke are more likely than others to have a miscarriage. In addition, smoking can result in SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

In fact, unborn babies whose mothers are simply exposed to second-hand smoke, are statistically more likely to get asthma, ear infections, and be born underweight. Generally speaking, its crucial pregnant woman refrain from smoking cigarettes. Indeed, due to the possible side effects of vaping on an unborn child, it’s wise to keep from doing that as well.