Quoting Joanie84:" Yeah same here, I have been a pack a day smoker for over 10 years, It is really hard to quit! I am not ... [snip!] ... It's hard to be honest on this forum and for us smokers just to talk about it as you get judged and yelled at from all sides!"
That's bullsmurf you can do the patch or whatever else, the difference is you're not inhaling smoke. Inhaling any kind of smoke deprives both the body and the baby of oxygen so yeah you're still getting a nicotine hit but you're not getting the smoke. That was just a flat out excuse to not smoke, and whatever OB told you there's no other option is an idiot. Yeah I'm not a medical pro. and I'm calling him an idiot. I smoked from 14-15 till 19 quit, and a month later found out because I was pregnant. Not all women have it that easy but don't throw around advice like there's no other option except smoking. There is. And it is less dangerous all other side effects and birth defects aside, is deprives the fetus of oxygen! That's why weed is such a big back and forth topic people who are for weed while pregnant, even say, don't smoke it vap or bake. You just sounded stupid. At least you're trying though. And again just because women had healthy babies, they were lucky that's why it's a statistic. so many, in so many women. It's a ratio. And they were the lucky ones. We freak out now because the tabaco isn't what harms people anymore it's the chemicals that keep us addicted, it's the ADDED nicotine. etc., which I'll gladly put in myself, but not my unborn child who has no choice. That's wrong.