I just want to let everyone know as hard as i tried i couldnt quit smoking while i was prego. i worried to death and got critisized (cant spell) by everyone. but i just had my son 3 weeks ago and he was only 2 weeks early. weighed 7 pounds and 6 ounces, and 20" long. im not saying it is ok to keep smoking but it didnt do as much harm as everyone said it would.
I had the same problem while i was pregnant. I was not able to quit. My son was 2 weeks late. I did not think it would have been that hard to quit. Now that my son is 18 months old I went to the doctor and asked for Chantex. Now this medication has worked and I quit smoking. I always thought it was fine to smoke but I will now say that I have changed my mind and I should not have smoked. There are problems that can come from smoking while pregnant. We make our decision but we also made one for our children.
I don't think smoking is ok when pregnant. I'm am very glad to hear that your baby is healthy and fine but there is a definite risk involved. I'm not judging because I don't know how hard it is to quit but I just feel it is not worth the risk.
I'm not judging here, since I have no idea what is like to quit. I'm glad your child is fine, but there are risk and it is proven. There is no excuse when your risking your child's health.
Quiting smoking is the hardest thing a woman can do, sorry ladies but we are weak. Don't judge on that though. Walking out the front door with your baby is a known health risk but we are all guilty of that one aren't we, in fact having the baby in a hospital (the most bacteria filled buildings in America) is putting your baby at risk.
I smoked while I was pregnant and I cried to my doctor about it. She told me that there is no data showing that less than 10 cigarettes per day have any adverse effects on the baby. She actually told me that she wished that she could tell me that I HAD to quit but those are the facts. I smoked about 6 per day.
My son was 'evicted' one week early by choice because he was already big. He weighed 8 pounds 5 ounces and was 21 inches long. He is happy healthy and very strong.
When you walk out of the front door, that is a risk? Yes, but it has to be done. You do not have to smoke. I was watching Oprah yesterday, and there was a woman doing heroin who was 5 months pregnant, and she "couldn't stop," but she ultamately did. For the health of her baby. I just think that, no matter how bad the addiction is..it really isn't worth putting even one bad toxin in your unborn child's developing body. I'm really not judging here, it just kind of seems like a load of crap to me...Everyone has the will power, if they really want to stop.
Your baby may very well seem perfectly healthy. That doesn't mean that the smoking did not do damage that will make itself evident as the years go by. Many childhood conditions occur without a diagnosis as to what caused them. Months of dangerous chemicals in your developing child's system will have surely left a mark somewhere. Let's hope that the child can now be kept in a secondhand smoke free environment to give him the next best chance at a healthy life!
I agree with dcroberts your baby is healthy now, but you just wait, my husband has athsma that didn't show up till later in life, he suffers everyday, and i will give you one guess how he got it. you may have got lucky this time, but next time you might not be so lucky.
I agree that a minimal amount of smoking will probably not have an IMMEDIATELY PERCEPTABLE effect on your child. They will probably be born "normal" and "healthy". I can, however, tell you that there may be effects that won't be seen until later. My mom smoked 1/2 a pack a day when she was pregnant with me and I was born just fine, 3 weeks early, 7#10oz. Now, 20 years later, I am about a foot shorter than anyone else in my family. Even my mom is over 6 feet tall-so is my dad. The difference is so obvious that people don't believe I'm their kid. I'll never be able to prove that it has anything to do with my mom's smoking, but I'll always have my suspicions.