Quoting BoOm French Toast:" My Mom smoked with me and I didn't have Asthma. That logic doesn't really hold up because so many children ... [snip!] ... OK or right though. I suggest cutting back as much as you can. It is super hard but you can do it if you set your mind to it."
Quoting Crystalblueyes:" I have smoked with all 3 of my pregnancies. My first was 8lb 2oz with no health issues, my second was ... [snip!] ... with me and I was 9lbs 7oz. I'm not saying its right but not every baby is born with low birth weight or other health issues."Same here. My mom smoked with me, I was 8 pounds 11 ounces. I smoked with both of my kids. They were both around 8 pounds at birth, and perfectly healthy. I agree with you saying it's not right, and some babies are born with birth defects because of it. I have been lucky thus far. I will say that it's the momma in question who can determine if it's right for her to quit. If her stress level elevates because of quitting, and she can't find something to calm her down, it's way worse for the baby than the smoke. Also, if you smoked while pregnant, and quit cold turkey, all those nasty chemicals are released into your placenta. Again, I agree it's not right, and it should be prevented, but if you smoke while pregnant I don't think you should feel guilty about it. As long as you're not a pack a day kind of smoker. I cut back to about 6 a day, more if I'm working due to stress.
Quoting Becky24D:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Thunderchunk:</b>" I was using nicotine patches before finding ... [snip!] ... don't get carbon monoxide and the dangerous chemicals. It's not ideal to use NRT but its better for you and baby then smoking."
Quoting Jenijo:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Katelyn Tuck:</b>" I'm 32 weeks and a smoker. My baby boy is ... [snip!] ... into a babys face? But it's ok if it's your baby... You actually chose to smoke while pregnant, that's a smurfing disgrace!"
Quoting Katelyn Tuck:" Um. No. I would NOT blow smoke into a babies face. Like I said, I FEEL GUILTY SMOKING BUT I'D RATHER ... [snip!] ... thoughts on the what the asker was saying. And if you're implying that i'm a bad mom because of my smoking, you know nothing. "
Quoting slayera:" im shocked people still smokes while they are pregnant in this day & age??? suck on some hard candy ... [snip!] ... to smoke. it works if you want it to. u can start smoking again in a few months if you still want to be chained to that habit."
Quoting Katelyn Tuck:" Because I got an ultrasound strictly for his lungs and heart. The doctor said that he's perfect. He may ... [snip!] ... I feel guilty every time I have a cigarette, but I'd rather have a few cigs a day than stress out my baby and myself. "
Quoting Lucy Thoden:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Jenijo:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Katelyn Tuck:</b>" ... [snip!] ... smoker taking care of ur dying mother and be stressed. Until then, don't judge me. I simply asked for input, not to be judged!"