I currently am 7and a half months prgnant with alex but I smoke
Dove - posted on 02/20/2015
I know quitting suddenly can sometimes cause more harm than good, but I sure hope you've cut down at least... and since you are 7.5 months along already there isn't much of a real reason to still be smoking except for selfishness.... Your baby MIGHT be OK... or he could suffer lifelong issues. There actually isn't anyway for you or your doctor to know at this point... just because he is growing and developing in the womb means nothing for his health OUT of the womb (as far as lung issues and such especially).
â« Shawnn âªâ«â« - posted on 02/20/2015
Your doc won't be able to tell the effects of your smoking until 1)the child is born 2) there is no evidence of smoking related illnesses through childhood.
Good grief. Yep, I'm a smoker, but for those pregnancies, I quit. Wasn't worth it to me.
Stop bragging. Whether you think so, or not, your child WILL be affected in one way or another.
Jodi - posted on 02/20/2015
What is the point of your post? Are you bragging about smoking during pregnancy and trying to prove it doesn't harm your baby? Because it's not okay, and it can harm babies.
You and your doctor also can have no idea whether your baby is perfectly fine and healthy until (1) it is born and (2) it has grown up without one of the risk factors identified for smoking mothers.
It's certainly nothing to be proud of.
Ev - posted on 02/20/2015
And the point is? Smoking while pregnant has been shown to carry problems such as low birth weight, earlier birth, and other things. Its not safe for the baby. Whatever things you take into your body goes through that placenta straight into the baby. The very oxygen your child gets comes from you right now and its constricted with the chemicals from smoking. Those chemicals are at best toxic. Do yourself and your child a favor and quit smoking.
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