The information that wickedxchick put on here about smoking while pregnant is very good. Bcus it may not help every pregnant woman, but it can encourage some to stop while pregnant. I don't like cigarettes personally, I can't judge Bcus I have heard that it is very addicting n can be so hard to stop. N everybody is different it can be easy for some woman to stop cold turkey n not easy for others. I just want the ladies on here that is having a problem with smokingwhile prpregnant. Too Reallly look at the information that she posted on here, n Reallly think about that growing baby inside of them. Bcus at the end of the day babies are never asked to come into this world n us as mother's have to do any n everything to protect our babies. Good luck to you ladies.
Bakingbaby2 : ) thank you for appreciating this post.Im sorry you guys ssuffered the effects of smoking while pregnant. I was a witness to smoking while pregnant with my cousin. Her baby was born with gastroschisis, he had 4 surgeries blood trasfusion and stayed in the nicu for several months.
Singermom yeaeeah t you are trying and thats whats important others just try to convince themselves it'll be ok.
Momma2sugar it might help why not try! I don't smoke yet I choose to put this just it case it could help anyone rethink their choices about smoking and seeking help.
I disagree with the comment that we should accept it and not try to educate people about the dangers of smoking while pregnant. There are a lot of really young moms on here and notall do know all the risks with smoking. When they come on here and are worried about their smoking and get tons of comments just telling them that cutting back to what they can is good enough and testimony after testimony saying this person smoked and that person smoked and their kid was fine they get a false sense of security and think it's okay to continue.
Obviously nobody thinks smoking should be ok in pregnancy, they chose to do that. Just as drugs junk food pop and so on. But there is no need to try to educate someone with this info when we all know there is risk with what I stated above. People make choices you or I don't agree with but that's nothing we can control. Might as well accept it ;)
Amen!!!!thankyou for putting this on here!im sick to death of women making excuses for smoking while being pregnant! I smoked for 16 years and tried everything to give up but failed each n every time but the moment I found out I was pregnant with my first baby I stopped cold turkey there n then. The guilt of what smoking could do to my baby was too much! My sister smoked through her whole pregnancy and it made me sick to my stomach for her baby. There is no excuse. My mum smoked with me n my siblings n we all have asthma or allergies which you can directly link to her smoking and some of this was not until adulthood! Even if the baby is born healthy to a mother who smoked does not mean there will not be problems in the future!
Many more women need to see this!
I couldn't quit cold turkey, but I haven't had a real cigarette since July 4. I know the e-cig is still nicotine, but I'm almost down to none at all now. I'm proud of myself.
Heres the gov link:
And most important!!
Myth #1: I smoked during my last pregnancy and had a healthy baby, so this baby will be healthy too.
Fact: Every time you smoke during pregnancy, you put your baby’s health at risk. If you smoked and had a healthy pregnancy in the past, that does not mean your next one will be healthy, too.