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Pregnant Teens Are Picking Up A Nasty Habit In Order To Have Small Babies

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Australian teens are so afraid of birth that they're risking their babies' lives with this dangerous practice that stunts fetal growth.

A 10-year study from Australian National University reveals that expectant teen mothers are so scared of what labor will do to their bodies that they're taking up smoking to reduce the birth weight of their unborn babies.

Smoking while pregnant can cause health complications including a higher stillbirth and miscarriage rate, placental abruption, heart problems and/or birth defects.

Despite the serious health problems that babies with low birth weight face, teen moms see smoking as a way to reduce the damages of labor on their bodies.

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