and if ham has listeria it can kill the baby, so really, how is it different except one is an addiction? (although someone craving ham may disagree lol)
Um sorry - but look it up, eating sushi when pregnant is considered high risk for listeria. So we should lock those women up and take away their babies. It isn't like the Docs workers having any other pressing things to do!
I've done volunteer work with addicts, so i do understand the nature of addiction. Also the nature of willpower. I'm still allowed to be shocked by the practise and i am. Each to their own, everyone can do what they want with their own body.
Call me old fashioned, i am still sickened at the thought of pregnant people smoking. I can't help it, if i see it, it makes me feel sick, its an involuntary feeling. As i suspect it is for other people.
Not all kinds of sushi.
Sorry for going off topic but have to defend sushi /
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I guess the point is, and I said it before, I see a massive difference between those who drink and smoke and hang out on street corners while pregnant, than those who are genuinely trying to quit. We have heard from them today - they all say they weren't proud. I just don't think they are worthy of scorn.
i think there are lots of pregnant women out there who do worse things than smoking in pregnancy. and whether or not we agree, it is their body and their choice.
but since the thread is about smoking....
i quit the day i found out i was pregnant with my son. i used to smoke clove cigarettes and pot. as hard as it was going cold turkey, i just couldn't live with the guilt of 'what if something went wrong, i would always blame myself'.
i have known many women who smoke and have unfortunately done drugs in pregnancy. my bf smoked cigarettes and pot through all 4 pregnancies. my cousin did the same through her 2. another girl drank 5 litres of coke a day and constantly smoked pot. a mates girlfriend smoked cigarettes, pot and supposedly has hits off a bong while she breastfeeds.
i get that this is their choice and no matter what my decision was, it isn't my right to judge them. the only time i have felt torn was my brother's wife, they both went through 8 cycles of ivf. she wouldn't quit once she finally, finally got pregnant and also made the comment about it making the baby smaller in the end she had an elective c-section (and still smokes to this day).
for the record, all of these babies have been under 5lbs and all but my cousins have recurring chest infections, asthma or other respiratory problems.
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