It's not an easy choice I made. But seeing her and reading all the struggles amazing women on here have I don't think it is the right thing for me to have another baby.
I might not have been in the news but I had family , friends, work colleagues all seeing what I was doing and as ashamed as I was I couldn't stop .
I do admire her for saying yeah I did it but she didn't have much of a choice. If it was me in her position I would have run and hid and never shown myself.
Talking about smoking/addiction during pregnancy and discussing real solutions is important. Vilifying someone celebrity, semi-celebrity or mere mortal is not on.
I can't explain the level of disgust I felt about myself while I was doing it.
I guess the reason I feel so passionate about this subject is that I was so fragile emotionally while pregnant that if someone confronted me I might have done something bad.
People need support not criticise and if anyone thinks they have to right to talk to people in a condescending way when they have no personal experience they are wrong.
Last edited by bpac; 07-02-2013 at 00:08.
I have mixed feelings about Chrissie in general, I kinda like her and find her funny....but she is a shocking model of health...morbidly obese (and she apparently had no idea her child was overweight until he started daycare - seriously he was a big kid!) and now the smoking thing...
I do feel sorry for her that her transgressions are lauded in public, she is also a self made celebrity, lets not forget she started on Big Brother so she has genuinely invited the public into her life (as opposed to, for example, an athlete who is just doing their job). She has made her name and money by putting herself out there and saying 'hey everyone, look at me!'
People say pregnant women need more support to quit smoking, but how much support can you give someone?? All the quit stuff like patches etc can be free when you are pregnant and you can get psych sessions under a mental health plan if your habit is behavioural.
I honestly don't know what else could be done to help someone quit??
PS. Reformed smoker here, but quit many years before TTC.
Was it hard? Yes, there are still times when I occasionally think, 'gee a ciggie would go down well right now'. But do I have one, no I don't. Same as I don't go shoot up some crack just cos it feels good!
I do t know about the support. It is great but it is up to the mum and that pressure is huge. Knowing you are failing as a mum
Before you even give birth is even worse.
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