ABC News - "Working Up Until Due Date May Affect Baby's Health"

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 – July 30, 2012 /Press Release/  –– 

Women are advised to give up smoking while pregnant, as it can cause low birth weight, which raises the risk of poor health and delayed development in newborns. Now, a new study out of England suggests working past the eighth month of pregnancy can pose similar risks. Katherine Kohari is a doctor at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. At nine months pregnant, she is still working, but is ready to give birth any day. Dr. Joanne Stone, a specialist in high-risk pregnancies at Mount Sinai, argues that while smoking is a bad habit, working through pregnancy is something a woman may have to do. "For many women it is not a choice, and they shouldn't feel like they're putting their child at risk by continuing to work," Dr. Stone says. Learn more