Smoking and Pregnant
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Rosemarie Jackson - April 14

I used to smoke 20 cigs a day. Now I am 44 yrs old and 2 months pregnant. Desperately trying to give up so am currently smoking 5 a day. Does any have any comforting stories that can help me to stop smoking and stop worrying.


KristenR - February 11

Try hypnosis. It worked for me. You can get CDs or go to a hypnotherapist. Good luck - you can do it!


JessicaG. - February 17

You could also try acuputire, my doctor does this in his office for to be mom's that smoke at a discounted rate. You really need to stop are you already a high risk?


cristy - September 11

smoking cigarette regardless of the amount you take each day can put your baby's health at risk. heart failure, birth defect, brain damage, and many more health issue to mention. make your choice.


Neha5 - September 14

If your health isn't enough to make you quit smoking, then the health of your baby should be. Smoking during pregnancy affects you and your baby's health before, during, and after your baby is born. The nicotine (the addictive substance in cigarettes), carbon monoxide, and numerous other poisons you inhale from a cigarette are carried through your bloodstream and go directly to your baby. Smoking while pregnant will:

Lower the amount of oxygen available to you and your growing baby
Increase your baby's heart rate
Increase the chances of miscarriage and stillbirth
Increase the risk that your baby is born prematurely and/or born with low birth weight
Increase your baby's risk of developing respiratory (lung) problems
Increases risks of birth defects
Increases risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
The more cigarettes you smoke per day, the greater your baby's chances of developing these and other health problems. There is no "safe" level of smoking while pregnant.


Arose - September 30

Smoking during pregnancy is forbidden because of the effects it can have on the baby. First, it is important to note that smoking can make you give birth too early. In other cases, smoking has resulted in children being born with low weight. This implies that if you don’t give up the habit, your child may be forced to spend more time at the hospital to enable him to gain weight or it can lead to death. You should also remember that smoking can also lead to sudden infant death syndrome. Other than the child, smoking causes a lot of ailments including cancer, heart diseases, and others. It can also lead to congenital disabilities and infant death. I also want to mention that smoking makes it difficult for women to conceive. Luckily, you have already conceived, but you risk losing the child if you don’t give up the habit. Lastly, I want to mention that smoking can cause problems with the placenta. The placenta is an important source of food and oxygen to the child, and so when it is forced to separate from the womb too early, it can cause bleeding, and this is dangerous to the mother and the baby.


natalika2017 - November 13

Very carefully studied this issue. Cigarettes are far from the worst thing that can be dangerous during pregnancy. I know many examples when I gave birth to healthy children. Even without giving up cigarettes during pregnancy. There are many factors that can affect the fetus. Alcohol is much more dangerous than smoking. Smoking causes hypoxia of the fetus, which is bad for its development.
Nobody says that if the mother smokes, the child should be born with three hands and feet. This is a time bomb. In the future, the risk of oncology, problems with various organs is great and can respond to the children of children. Here, at birth, various deviations can be evident. Someone will have to pay for the weakness of their parents.
So no one will give you the exact answer, how many percent harmful. I could not leave. She smoked in both pregnancies. With the older daughter - a little, a cigarette a day, and with a younger one a lot. I'm not proud of that, of course. Who knows, if I did not smoke, maybe my girls would be calmer, they would suffer less with colic, they would sleep more tightly in infancy. And whether it influenced their further life and health - this god alone knows. I really hope that, in addition to my lungs, nothing has been hurt.


pronatali2003 - December 7

Hello!! Very good topic. I've been looking for her for a long time. I, too, can not quit smoking. I understand that this is harm. Every time I say to myself - now the last cigarette. And so every time. I do not have enough strength to quit smoking.
The doctor says that this is not the body, but the UM resists the refusal of the cigarette. I'm just addicted, like drug addicts. This is a fact, and in this nothing. Science has proven that under certain circumstances you may not have a disease without cigarettes. But this does not help to defeat psychological dependence. The cause of all stresses, the cause of ailments is 90% in the head, pregnant.
Stress is the fear that there will be no more of this little support. If the head of happiness from the fact that the body no longer receives poison - what kind of stress can you talk about?
A girl can smoke for many years, but as soon as she finds out that she is pregnant, she can at one moment say to herself a stop. And she will no longer have any doubts about how much better for her baby. It's a maternal instinct.
Reasonable girls understand this and quit smoking in a flash, sharply and immediately. This is not a matter of willpower. She can not breathe it anymore. She is responsible not only for her life.
Smoking and alcohol dull this feeling. They destroy the mind of a person, and a woman can not realize how harmful it is for a child. She continues to smoke. Continues to look for an excuse not to throw completely.
Try to find a doctor who will advise you to specifically smoke during pregnancy. Is it funny?
All will be in one opinion - cigarettes badly affect the fetus of a pregnant woman. I understand all this. I just can not make myself. I guess I'm a bad mother. I only think about myself, not about the baby.



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