4-D ULTRASOUNDS SHOW AFFECTS OF SMOKING ON UNBORN BABIES
The new study appears to shed more light on the harmful effects of the smoking when pregnant women using 4D ultrasound scans to become aware of the tiny movements made by foetus in the womb. By monitoring the growing babies, scientists believe that they can flag potential problems by examining the minute movements foetuses make in the womb. It is hoped that the study can be used to encourage more mothers to give up the habit of smoking while they are pregnant. Foetuses whose mothers smoked the (up side) continued to show significantly higher rates of mouth movement and self-touching than those carried by non-smokers (down side).