4-D ultrasounds show fetuses grimacing as mothers smoke, study says

March 24, 2015 5:28 PM

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4-D ultrasounds show fetuses grimacing as mothers smoke, study says

4-D scans showing a sequence of movements displayed by two fetuses at 32 weeks gestation. The image shows fetal movements in a fetus whose mother is a smoker (top) and a fetus whose mother is a non-smoker (below). (Photo courtesy Durham University)

A new study may give pregnant women who smoke a new incentive to quit: 4-D ultrasounds show that the habit is causing their unborn babies to grimace.

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