News: Work in late pregnancy as harmful as smoking

Viking  Posted: 01/08/2012 14:05

Wow.....really??! I can see the point about physical jobs so some degree, or for women who have pregnancy related complications, but to say that working is as harmful as smoking???!!! I can't wait to see the reactions from the self employed women out there, many of whom were no doubt working when they went into labour, and were straight back to it within days! 

They say babies are generally half a pound lighter when their mothers work into late pregnancy, but half a pound lighter than what?

I can't help but feel there are alot of holes in this research - why can't we just be allowed to get on with pregnancy and childbirth without bombarding people with useless information that only serves to get some doctors' name in print and to add to the endless stream of drivel that parents and future parents are fed - most of which is more than unhelpful! 


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