Smoking and Pregnant
5 Replies
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.

 

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