Smoking during pregnancy

Georgia - posted on 10/04/2009 ( 122 moms have responded )

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At 5 months pregnant, i'm always getting "advice" on the horrors of smoking while pregnant. My OB says everything is fine and the baby is growing perfectly, even though i've been smoking a pack a day (really not much by smokers' standards) for the last 4 years. It's getting difficult to go out in public even with my response of "smile and say thank you". My husband is ok with my choice to continue smoking, but leaves it to me to field the comments. Any suggestions?

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Riviera - posted on 10/05/2009

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Quoting emma:

i have smoked for 6 years and had 2 nice fat babies.i smoked about a pack a day or more.people used to glare at me because i was yound and smoking but i dont really think it affects the baby at all.i mean unless u have health problems then smoking isnt good but hey alot of mums have smoked in pregnancy and have had healthy babies.dont give up jus beacause people are glaring at u.just ignore them hey.it might be hard but they have no right to stare or comment on it.



Really?!  I hope this statement is not serious...  Honestly, I believe it should be considered neglect and child abuse if you are smoking when you are pregnant.   I was a smoker and I quit... did I not have a hard time?  Christ... get over yourselves or don't get pregnant. 

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Unfortunatly I haven't the time to read all posts here (maybe I will get throuh it by the end of the week lol) But i thiught I would add my 2 cents into the frey, I am not judging anyone just adding something to think about.





I am one of five children, the second eldest, out of all five of her pregnancys my mother only smoked during her pregnancy with me - I guess I drew the short straw. She had her reasons mainly being it was just to hard to quit and she didn't smoke that much and everything seemed fine. 16 years later and I was diagnosed with a heart defect needing imeadate life saving surgery - I honest to goodness thought I was going to die at just 16 years old. But I pulled through and for the most part I am ok. I have started my own family and am living a happy life. But my heart is deterating and there is a chance I wont see my babies grow up and have there own babies and it makes me very sad. Your children may be fine (i hope to God they are) but in 16 years or somtime down the track there may be consequences for what you do now. Maybe theses consequences will even effect your future grandchildrens life as it will certinally effect my childrens lives.



I said earler I am not trying to judge, you do what ever you do and thats fine but I just wanted to let you know my story as a child of a mother who smoked.



Best Wishes

Riviera - posted on 10/05/2009

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I was a smoker for a very long time up until I found out I was pregnant with my son. I was an intense smoker but The second the little blue line appeared I gave away my pack and haven't smoked since. My son is now 8 months old. It's not impossible to kick the habit and it's not your child's choice to smoke. I, personally, find it morally wrong to subject a child to that. I am really shocked and appauled that I see so many of you have. Sorry guys.

Ashley - posted on 10/05/2009

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hey..my dad smoked and he's still kicken to see his grandchildern. it's anyone choice to smoke. i smoke but i never once smoked in the house or car with my child! you people who sit here and B**** about other people have no lives! Yes you have your own voice about things but god you people put other people down. No one really knows anyone here. I bet not everyone here is the perfect parent!!!!! God back in the day everyone smoked while they were pregnant and even around their childern. I don't see you saying stuff to them. this girl came here to talk to people about and everyone just putting someone down. Really grow some ***** and get over it!!!!!!!!

User - posted on 10/05/2009

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My God, i can't believe how incredibly stupid and selfish some of you are! Despite the absolutely enormous amount of evidence that proves smoking whilst pregnant is nothing but BAD NEWS, you still try to justify your stupid and completely fucked up habit. I'd like to see how many of you would look down on some poor junkie mother who gave birth to a heroin addicted child; NEWS FLASH: YOU'RE JUST AS BAD.

By the way, even though you might give birth to a seemingly healthy child, it's been proven that smoking whilst pregnant can cause your baby to have health problems well up until later in life, not to mention the fact that you will now probably be smoking around them their entire life. Congratulations on the very real possibly that you will kill your child.

By the way, as soon as i found out i was pregnant i quit smoking straight away, yeah it's hard, but it's worth it, i would like to be able to meet my grandchildren someday, and i definitely wanted my baby to be around to have them.

Rachel - posted on 10/05/2009

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i didnt find out that i was pregnant untill 5 mins so basicly the first most important months i was smoking and not having any prenatial care....once i found out how far along i was i also decied to keep smoking...i cut down too like a few a day...but going out in public was also difficult...people tend to judge but its our choice..and as far as the babys health my lil guy came out perfect....all tho the doctor told me that everything was fine i still did worry...but once agian its always ur choice...

Ashley - posted on 10/05/2009

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i smoked through out my whole pregnancy. my son was healthy as could be and he was 8lbs 1oz at birth. my sack was a lil smaller but he was fine.

Donna - posted on 10/05/2009

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Wow i almost wish i carried on smoking with my son it seems to be the "in" thing! They should but that on the smoke packets!

Ashley - posted on 10/05/2009

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Quoting Michelle:

i have seven kids...the only one of them that i did not smoke with was born almost 2 months early and had breathing issues when she was born ( she also has aspergers as well) and was just under 5 pounds at birth. the rest of them ( ALL SIX) were 7 pounds plus....so sorry, but crucifying people by saying it causes low birth weight and 'problems' later on doesn't wash at all with me...i may have been just lucky once or twice, but six times.....? don't think so!


Well, I know drug babies who seem to be fine for the moment too.  That doesn't make it right to do drugs while pregnant.  Both my dad and husband were affected by their moms smoking.  I am just amazed on how you are proud that you smoked during your pregnancies.  I mean, if even the cigarette companies admit the dangers of smoking during pregnancy, don't you think it isn't all made up?  Come on girl!  I'm sure you yourself are not, but your comment is very ignorant.

Michelle - posted on 10/05/2009

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i have seven kids...the only one of them that i did not smoke with was born almost 2 months early and had breathing issues when she was born ( she also has aspergers as well) and was just under 5 pounds at birth. the rest of them ( ALL SIX) were 7 pounds plus....so sorry, but crucifying people by saying it causes low birth weight and 'problems' later on doesn't wash at all with me...i may have been just lucky once or twice, but six times.....? don't think so!

Aniesha - posted on 10/05/2009

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To smoke while pregnant is absolutely disgusting & abhorrent. And to just kid yourself that you are not doing your child any harm is completely selfish, & if you can't make this small sacrifice for someone that you supposedly love, you're a total spoiled brat.

Lorie - posted on 10/05/2009

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Its a shame, your litle baby has to suffer because u cant seem to help yourself. It really would be good for u to try to quit, yes right now. You would be helping yourself. But ok so u have decided not to and for some reason want us to say its ok. You could be doing worse. Go on u tube and just look up smoking and educate yourself, u ow it to yourself and your unborn child. Good luck and may u be as lucky as your friends.

Donna - posted on 10/05/2009

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Well your babies may be fine now as babies but what about when they are all grown up! My mother in law smoked when she was pregnant with my husband, this caused small cysts to form on his lungs whilst they were developing. And then 27 years later is when these cysts burst causing his lung to collapse 5 times! He had 9 chest tubes and 2 majors surgeries to cover the holes and stick his lung to his chest wall! He was in and out of hospital for 6 months and out of work for 9 months. So just be aware your babies may br=e fine now but what will happen down the track!!!!!!!!

Leslie - posted on 10/05/2009

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I am a nurse and can definately tell you that yes there are people out there, and you may be one of them, that god willing has no difficulties or defects with their baby but why would you take the risk, if you are smart enough to have a child in the first place you should be smart enough to educate yourself on the dangers of smoking while pregnant-and the other thing is that smoking is your choice and you're putting this on your innocent baby who doesn't get to choose whether he/she wants lungs filled with smoke, or a low birth weight, or a brain that doesn't develop normally, or the countless other medical issues that is a possibility,again your baby may end up being fine but why gamble with a life that is not yours but who you are responsible for because you selfishly choose to smoke!

Marihett - posted on 10/05/2009

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I smoked through out my pregnancy & my baby is healthy, besides that ... I stop smoking in public because of all the "looks" & comments I got from strangers. People out there is very judge mental & don't care how they make you feel. Good luck

Kenisha - posted on 10/05/2009

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not because ur baby was born healty does mean smoking did not harm him yet u may see later down the line

Kenisha - posted on 10/05/2009

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i dont realy agree with smoking while but as long as u get ur regular check ups and ur doc says every thing is good i guess u have nothin to worry about but i hear that smoking while pregnant make ur newborn looks old.........

Heidi - posted on 10/05/2009

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peoples opinions dont, the extreme drama and personal attacks some people have shot back and forth does bother me. I dont think anyone joined up expecting this, i didnt...i joined like two days ago and this was the first thing i looked into and was really surprised. I have more important things in my life then arguing with strangers about 'opinions'. I have a healthy 5 week old son whom I LOVE, a military husband who is serving in afghanistan in a few weeks and more important things in my life then drama, got enough on my plate. I have love and support, wich is what these girls were trying to exchange with stories and feeling that could relate to her.

Ashley - posted on 10/05/2009

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Quoting Heidi:

yeah, sorry but people are savage on here...these ppl belong in f*c*ing politics. Im leaving this circle of moms app, god luck to you.



If you can't take it honey, don't dish it.  This attitude of you not accepting other people's rights to an opinion of how they find smoking while pregnant repulsive just adds to my observation of how defensive people pro-smoking can get!  Yikes! 



Good luck to you!

Sky - posted on 10/05/2009

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Quoting Heidi:

yeah, sorry but people are savage on here...these ppl belong in f*c*ing politics. Im leaving this circle of moms app, god luck to you.



Sorry other people opinions bother you to that extreme, good luck to you too.

Sky - posted on 10/05/2009

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Quoting Heidi:

yeah, sorry but people are savage on here...these ppl belong in f*c*ing politics. Im leaving this circle of moms app, god luck to you.



Sorry other people opinions bother you to that extreme, good luck to you too.

Heidi - posted on 10/05/2009

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yeah, sorry but people are savage on here...these ppl belong in f*c*ing politics. Im leaving this circle of moms app, god luck to you.

Sky - posted on 10/05/2009

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Just because some of your children turned out okay even though you smoked, doesn't mean all babies will. I wish all of you would at least realized that God blessed you with healthy children. Smoking DOES cause problems, and it is proven. My aunt smoked and had 2 children born with holes in their heart. 1 with asthma, and one really really small baby.



The women that had healthy babies despite smoking just got lucky...



Are you really surprised when other people look at you like you are crazy from smoking while pregnant? Smoking is bad for you already, and then you polute your unborn child with it.



Yes it is your right to choose.. but that doesn't make your choice right. Yes it is your bussiness, but excuse everyone for being concerend for a human life.

Claire - posted on 10/05/2009

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I think anyone who is willing to risk the health of their unborn child is stupid selfish and pathetic. perhaps you should take a minute to look at the groups of people who havent had healthy babies and have had children die who have never once or would ever dream of endangering their child. if your willing to risk their lives you dont deserve them in the first place. Yeah its an addiction i know i used to smoke myself and quit when pregnant but surely being pregnant is the biggest motive to stop. you are choosing your own selfish wants and needs for a fag over your childs future. you should be ashmed of yourselfs and yeah you can have your opinion and ill have mine. and this is it - grow up you losers!!

Heidi - posted on 10/05/2009

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Quoting Ashley:

i used to smoke about a pack day. i found out i was pregnant and was so sick i couldnt smoke. i was getting severe migranes everyday so i ended up smoking 1-2 a day sometimes not even. did i feel guilty?? absolutely! it's most def easier said than done. for those who can quit cold turkey thats great BUT some people just dont have the willpower that others do. i'm not going to sit here and say that it's right and that it doesnt harm babies because i know it does.



This was exactly what i did and how i felt, hun this is exactly what i wanted to say but couldnt find the words. Thank you

Heidi - posted on 10/05/2009

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i had a healthy baby boy, who weighed 8.0lbs. he has no medical concerns at all so far and appears to be ahead on alot of things at 5weeks old. i cut back some but still smoked the whole time. I got those looks and i still get them when im out for a walk even when i have the stroller park a few feet away down wind i get the NASTIEST looks. i just say screw them and look for a more private location the next time i want to unwind with a smoke

Brittany - posted on 10/05/2009

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I smoked while i was pregnant and dealt with all the stares too. you know its not healthy but whats even more unhealthy is quitting cold turkey as your baby is also relying on the nicotine.it sounds so bad, but you could hurt your child by quitting. I would just try to cut back as much as you can and quit if possible. I personally LOVE smoking so quitting was not really an option, but while i was pregnant i did cut back to about a half a pack/day. dont worry abut stares.. back when my parents had kids they all smoked, and i turned out just fine. I have no asthma or any other effects, so dont worry to much. if people stare.. then stare back.

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I know this is supposed to be an encouraging and supporting site but I'm not about to support your decision to smoke while pregnant or encourage you to do so. Put your unborn baby's needs above your wants. Yes, smoking is hard to break but if you really care about yourself and your baby you'll find the will to quit.

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Quoting christina:

I just love how you have the nerve to try and excuse the fact that you are hurting your unborn baby by saying "i only smoke a PACK a day"! Its women like you who make me realize that not all moms are willing to put their needs aside and give their babies what THEY need. Stop being soo selfish and i cant believe your husband thinks its ok! thats a shame, why even have a baby if your so selfish! You'll survive without cigarettes but your baby could die! I hope you grow up and step up!


DITTO!



Why would you smoke knowing it hurts the baby? That's just wrong.

Christina - posted on 10/05/2009

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Nicolee, please read the last long paragraph i wrote. I understand what your saying but you can quit slowly while pregnant. i kno not all people can stop cold turkey.

Nicolee - posted on 10/05/2009

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Quoting christina:

I just love how you have the nerve to try and excuse the fact that you are hurting your unborn baby by saying "i only smoke a PACK a day"! Its women like you who make me realize that not all moms are willing to put their needs aside and give their babies what THEY need. Stop being soo selfish and i cant believe your husband thinks its ok! thats a shame, why even have a baby if your so selfish! You'll survive without cigarettes but your baby could die! I hope you grow up and step up!


i use to smoke more than a pack a day while i was in my first months and when i asked qustions about quiting they told me to cut back , quiting smoking all together while you pregnant can do more harm to your baby than smoking can. while your babies brain is developing it itself produces nicotine and your baby gets addicted to the cigarettes the same way you do their brains stop producing as much nicotine and replace it with the nicotine they get from the smokes but stopping smoking completly will cut off the babies brain from any nicotine and will put it at withdrawls which can cause risk for premature labour misscarages still births and so on.

Sara - posted on 10/05/2009

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There is no defense for chosing to continue to smoke when you are pregnant. That being said, is smoking while pregnant good for you or the baby...no. Does it make you a bad parent...no. I used to smoke, although I quit before I got pregnant, but I understand what you are going through. It's an addiction and that addiction causes you to rationalize things in your mind to help support your addiction. What you are telling yourself in order to continue to smoke while pregnant (other's have and they are fine, you might hurt the baby if you quit) are just rationalizations. You have made your choice and as long as you are honest with yourself and your doctor and willing to live with the consequences of your dcision, then it shouldn't matter what anyone else thinks. This is a controversial topic though, and while I understand what you're saying I have to admit that I judge pregnant smokers quite harshly, it's just the way it is. Criticism is part of what you've signed on for by the choice your making...good luck with the rest of your pregnancy, I hope everything continues to go well for you.

Amanda - posted on 10/05/2009

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While I agree that the purpose of Circle of Moms is to encourage and support other moms, I feel that some of this advice is incredibly irresponsible. Georgia, if what matters to you most is your baby, honestly the best thing you can do is stop smoking for the remainder of your pregnancy. It seems really selfish in my opinion to risk the health of your unborn child who can't defend him/herself.
It's obvious that you have made up your mind about this, but since this decision goes against what most people believe to be right, you are just going to have to deal with the criticism. They are saying things to you because they care about you and your baby and want you BOTH to be healthy. I hope you reconsider.

Brittany - posted on 10/05/2009

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well actually i meant for emma to see that for calling christina a cow! haha but its great that you reconciled christina to kim. haha look at me, playin Dr. PHILis. haha ;) lets all just respect eachothers opions, and sensitive feelsing in the time of whirling emotions. prayers to all

Brittany - posted on 10/05/2009

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hey emma, georgia asked for suggestions. you gave yours, christina gave hers. if georgia was offended she could take that up with christina on her own. and she shouldnt be offended cuz she opened herself up to a public forum which opens all avenues from judgement, all the way to praise. what you said was absolutely contradicting yourself. you were mean and even went so far as to call her a cow. i believe you were the one that said, 'if you havent got anything nice to say, dont say anything at all!'

well, emma, take some of your own advice and just keep those rude comments to yourself. give your suggestions on the questions asked, and get over yourself.

this is my first time to the site and you've made it into something that im not sure i want to be a part of. it went from something that is supposed to be helpful, into a childish b**chfest. we all have our opinions, no need to criticize eachother or get mean over it. we are all here for a reason. we are all mothers or expecting, and we CARE about our children. and we should care about each other. i hope everyone thinks about this, it is not my intention to offend but sometimes even without intentions, things happen. so i guess lets all try to get along and keep the caddyness to a minimum. congratulations to everyone on their precious angels. cant wait to meet mine!

Iysha - posted on 10/05/2009

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People make rude, hurtful comments and glare because they know that studies prove that smoking during pregnancy can impare the health of an unborn child. Yes, it can but it won't necessarily. There have been many healthy babies born to smokers and there has also been many unhealthy babies born to smokers. It's a bit of a gamble. I know I got a few looks when I was outside like 5 feet away from my boyfriend while he smoked (I couldn't do it all that often because the smell of the smoke made me gag. Thats how I knew I was Pregnant. lol) but there's not much you can do about it. The people that disagree with your choice are not going to let up on the amount of stares just like you aren't going to let up on giving up smoking. I wish the best for you and your new family.

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To Christina, I was responding to Georgia. Nobody else. Again, if people don't agree with what I do or say, that's fine. But like you said, she wanted people's opinions, and I gave her mine. You were entitled to give yours and I am entitled to give mine.

Christina - posted on 10/05/2009

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I would like to make a comment to Kim. I think you shoukd read what you wrote and note how many times you said things like "if YOU are", "if YOU feel", "Its YOUR choice"! I would like to remind you who this is about: HER UNBORN CHILD! who has NO say in the matter, who is trusting his/her parents to keep him/her healthy! I was a smoker,as i already stated, and i chose to quit because i couldnt bare the fact that my baby could have something wrong with them and know that i couldve done something to avoid it. When i talked to my doc about it when i was first pregnant she told me if i was very addicted i could EASE off of them by reducing how many i smoke everyday until i QUIT! If your doc is telling you that its ok to keep smoking throughout your whole pregnancy, then i suggest a new doc! Their are several ways to quit while prego without going cold turkey! So i am ENCOURAGING all you women who smoke while pregnant to PLEASE stop! And by the way Kim if she didnt want our opinion she wouldnt have posted it on here! I also encourage people like me who are AGAINST smoking while pregnant to keep telling women how we feel, even if we only get through to 1 smoking mother, thats still 1 baby we helped! The last thing you need to be concerned about is people staring and making comment!!

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I smoked a pack a day before I knew I was pregnant. Once I found out I tried to knock it down and I usually had 10-12 a day. My doctor was impressed with how much I had cut down. My husband was okay with me continuing to smoke during my pregnancy. I heard it was harder on your body if you just quit completely. I had my baby in August and he weighed 7 lbs 8 oz and he is fine! He scored 9/10 and then 10/10 on his tests they give to babies when they are first born. No issues with him. He doesn't cry either. I've heard horror stories of babies crying non stop for no reason and our son does not do that at all. He's a very healthy happy baby boy. My mother smoked when she was pregnant with me and my sister. Back in the late 70s this was probably more acceptable. I find that too many people that have never smoked are quick to judge and make rude comments if they see a pregnant woman smoking. I had a few at work who made comments to me and it really upset me (to the point where I would amost cry right away (hormones all out of whack). A few times I wanted to comment on how fat they were and tell them that they really should stop overeating and get to the gym. But I didn't because I'm not rude and I accept the fact that everyone makes choices for themselves and I hate how people think their beliefs are law. I say as long as your feeling good, not smoking more than before and your doctor is okay with it then continue. I found that smoking calmed my nerves and I was less stressed while being pregnant. We are all different and our bodies are different. You know what you can handle. I use to wear big jackets outside and cover my stomach with my purse while I was at work and went out for breaks with a trusted friend who understood. If someone makes a comment to you, do what you said, smile and say thanks. But depending on the kind of day you are having doing that may not be so easy. The only people that have a right to comment on you and your pregnancy is you and your husband. Other peoples thoughts and opinions do not matter. As long as your husband and you are comfortable with the choices you are both making that's all that matters!!!

Cherryl - posted on 10/05/2009

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There's been a lot of responses to this. I believe everybody makes their own choices. I switched to a lighter cigarette after I found out I was pregnant with twins! My girls are 13 months old now and still big (10.5kg and 11.5kg) and healthy - born 2.8kg and 2.99kg! I am a single mother because the 'sperm donar' is addicted to drugs and dagga and I do not trust him alone with my children - so there are far worse things out there than smoking!

Renae - posted on 10/05/2009

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im sorry to say but there's probably nothing you can do but grin and bare it. i quit smoking when i got pregnant but that was my choice, i dont agree with women that smoke while pregnant but i'm certainly not going to say anything.

my mum smoked throughout her pregnancies for all 3 of us children and we are all fine. a friend of mine was a pack a day smoker and the doctor actually told her when she got pregnant that it would be more stressful for the baby if she quit.

so, i guess it's up to you whether or not you wanna take the risk to your unborn baby by continuing smoking but you will never stop the stares, glares and comments.

you just need to get a thick skin and ignore it.

Lauren - posted on 10/05/2009

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I no this site is to support and give advice but I do not support your decision. Your unborn child should mean everything to you as Mums we should be doing everything we can to protect our children from harm. Some women would do anything to have a child and yet there are people like you who take it for granted. You ARE harming your unborn child. I do not no how your husband can support your decision to smoke when you are pregnant. It's 9months of your life and you can't give that up for your child.

I guess after you have had the baby you will carry on smoking infront of it so he/she can breathe in the smoke...hey why not your child has been breathing it before they are born why stop now. I do hope your child is healthy but I think you need to rethink what being a mum means....A MUM WILL ALWAYS PROTECT HER CHILD FROM HARM AND WILL GIVE UP ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING TO KEEP HER CHILD SAFE.

Donna - posted on 10/04/2009

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WOW I really cant beleive in this day and age and with all the knowledge we have on how HARMFUL smoking is to us and our unborn children that their are still women out there that think its ok to harm your child!!! I was a heavy smoker for 10 years, I didn't even give when my hubby's lung collapsed 5 times due to smoking he had 9 chest tubes!!! But i DID give up once i found out i was pregnant. Because i wanted the BEST for my baby. And personally if you cant give up for 9 months so your baby gets the best start in life well its pretty upsetting really. And yes this site is for advice and encouragement but why would anyone want to encourage a pregnant woman to carry on smokin!! Iwould like to encourage you all to give up whilst you are pregnant after all its only 9 months it CAN be done........

Karen - posted on 10/04/2009

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Sorry before I'm done I would also like to warn people.....you have never been scared like when you wake up in the middle of the night to a 2 year old who can NOT breathe and you KNOW a lot of the troubles could have been avoided.I know it is a chance a lot of people are comfortable taking.If you think it is a difficult sacrifice...I remember sitting in a bathroom at 2 a.m.with a gasping limp child in my arms with blue lips running the shower with vapors hot full steam praying just let her breathe just let her breathe until the ambulance arrives...but maybe thats a risk worth taking also.

Karen - posted on 10/04/2009

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Sacrifice?OF COURSE IT'S HARD! Do most people love their jobs (notice I did not say ALL) and no,they don't.That's why it is called work not leisure.I'm not being evil about personal choices,just sharing an opinion.My goddaughter moved in with me at 2 years old gestated by a smoking mother and until then raised by 2 smoking parents who smoked in the home.She was on albuterol nebulizer breathing treatments 4 times a day for asthma as well as rescue meds and Singulair.Had to run a vaporizer in her room every night and STILL had emergencies.I stress this was not my biological child as many of you are defending your actions against but however....after 6 months in my smoke free home (why yes,hubby and I both smoked: OUTSIDE and NEVER in the vehicle) she was down to only 2 nebulizer treatments daily and after one year not ONE asthma attack.No more meds.NOTHING....any questions is smoking causes these troubles?Not in my mind...

Lynsey - posted on 10/04/2009

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I smoked a pack (or a little more depending on my stress for the day) throughout my entire pregnancy. My daughter was born 2 1/2 weeks early, but only because the doctor changed my duedate early on. She was a large baby (my family only has big children) and the doctor refused to believe that. Anyway... I dealt with the people that confronted me about it by telling them that the doctor actually told me that smoking cannot be proven to hinder a growing baby. The most damage done in pregnancy is done in the first 13 weeks of developement. WIC agreed... So next time someone confronts you, provide them with the facts, and tell them that while their opinion is just that, you have an opinion too, and that's the privilage of being a human. You have the freedom to do whatever you want, and they can do whatever they want, and it's nice that they care, but you're still going to make your own choice. lol... sorry it's a run-on, but I was being bothered while typing this... lol :) Hope this helps!

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