I've been reading this article here about pregnant women who continue to smoke:
I was a smoker for about 10 years, and gave up two years before becoming pregnant for the first time. My best friend was still smoking when she found out she was pregnant, and gave up straight away, I think a lot of female smokers tend to do this... the morning sickness sure helps quell the need for a cigarette!
Reading the article I was quite shocked to learn the on-going health effects that smoking has on people who's mothers smoked with them in the womb - my own mother smoked all through her pregnancy with me, so I'm more at risk of heart disease, obesity, kidney disease and diabetes... Gee, thanks mum!!
Did you smoke during pregnancy? Did you find giving up easy? Did you fully understand the ongoing health effects your smoking had on your baby?