My best mate smoked throughout her 2 pregnancies. With her first pregnancy I was a smoker too and felt so embarrassed when we would have a smoke together in public while she was obviously pregnant. With the second pregnancy she had the attitude of 'well I smoked the first pregnancy and she turned out fine'. Yeah she did, but why would you risk it again? Obviously not every baby that had a smoker for a mother is going to end up with health issues, but why would you even risk that for your baby?
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17-07-2012 11:40 #41
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17-07-2012 11:46 #42Senior Member
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Yep so true. Unfortunately even mothers can't be perfect. Some habits are very hard to break.. and particularly the ones that are physically addictive! I have had friends who have smoked through all their pregnancies like it was no big deal, and others who cut right down and tried their hardest.. I know I see them so differently for that too..
As for alcohol.. I still don't beleive a drink once or twice in your pregnancy causes any harm. There's no evidence that it does anyway. My mum drank Tia Maria every day when she was pregnant with me and I turned out fine :screwy: okay maybe I didn't but I'm pretty much almost fine..
A woman owns her body and her choices, even when she is pregnant, and we can't police pregnant women and all their less than ideal choices. So long as its legal, its her body and her choice.
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17-07-2012 11:50 #43
17-07-2012 11:55 #44
I myself am a non smoker but have worked with a woman that smoked through out her whole pregnancy would even go around the office asking for a lighter if she forgot hers. We had a work lunch one day and she told everyone she couldnt have the potato salad but would have numerous smoke breaks during the day .
17-07-2012 12:06 #45
Smoking has permanent effects on fetal development even if they are not immediately apparent. It's not a maybe at all if the health of that child over their life span is altered permanently. Please think about this and use this for motivation to completely avoid smoking during pregnancy. Quitting smoking is no doubt difficult but knowing you caused your child to have health difficulties surely must be harder.
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17-07-2012 12:20 #46
I could believe it was that common.. HOWEVER.. I have heard things like
"the day i found out I kind of stressed and smoked a whole packet, but haven't smoked since" That counts as smoking in pregnancy.
"I lost track of dates and didn't find out till 6,8, 10 etc weeks. But as soon as I did I cut down and had stopped within a week" That's also smoking in pregnancy.
"I was going to quite when I found out, but I found out when I started throwing up after smoking so I stopped smoking" again that's smoking in pregnancy.
On top of that there are the ones already said of Wanting a smaller bubs (I've heard it), The my doctor said to cut back, my doctor said not to etc etc.
Personally I want to quit. I have cut back to 1-2 a day at those time I really only have 1/2 one, with light puffs.. and feel nauseous.
Also last time I did try but wasn't really wanting too, I think cause it wasn't an accurate pregnancy.
17-07-2012 12:49 #47
17-07-2012 13:02 #48
I HATE seeing someone who is pregnant smoke. It really bugs me. I quit smoking for both of my pregnancies.
Having said that however, I can't really sit in judgement because whilst I didn't smoke or drink when I was pregnant I still did things like eat ham, soft serve ice cream etc. So while I was still able to stop smoking for my bubs health I didn't see those other things as threats and ate them. So to some extent I was selfish a irresponsible...
So in theory I know I shouldn't judge because I am pretty sure we have all taken some risks, but in practice I cannot seem not to judge
I also smoked after I had my children, and that too is dangerous, so again another reason why I shouldn't judge. I smoke still now and am in a huge battle to quit... I won't make excuses though, I will own it and do my best to do the right thing and quit.
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17-07-2012 13:04 #49
My view is simple.
It's Russian roulette with my child's life. I wouldn't hang my baby over a balcony a la Michael Jackson. That's just a crazy risk. In my view, smoking while pregnant is no different.
Sure, there's a good chance your baby will be fine. But there's also a good chance they won't be.
You can minimise that risk by not hanging them out quite as far (ie. Cutting back how much you smoke) but there's still a risk there unless you just don't hang them out at all.
The woman I know that refused to cut back (who was also a 'I want a small baby' type) might as well have held her kids out at arms length.
17-07-2012 13:22 #50
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