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02 Oct 2006

Smoking during pregnancy
My wife is smoking 10 smokes a day during the first trimester. She was pregant with twins. Today I found out at the gynae that one does not have a heart beat. How could this occur, and could smoking be the cause?

your knowledge would be appreciated.
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

Smoking can cause an intrauterine death but there are many other causes for one twin dying, mostly related to unequal sharing of the placenta.

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