Smoking while pregnant ….

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Laurenskii:  

 

It’s not right but I could see how hard it would be. I quit smoking 6 months ago and I still wake up absolutely craving for a smoke. And seriously, Ive eaten a lot of junk whilst pregnant and I don’t even normally eat that shit. Pregnancy does weird things to you, while it’s probably not a great idea to do the things shes doing it’s not really helpful for you to judge her on it. At least she’s not getting plastered constantly like a friend of mine did whilst pregnant. (Luckily I didn’t know her then)

 

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Laurenskii:  it doesn’t affect you in any way so no sense gettig upset. The smoking obviously is bad but maybe all she can stomac is junk Food. I’ve had weeks where all I could physically stand to eat was French fries. Better than starving. Until you’ve been there you should relax the judgement 

Post # 6
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314 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I wouldn’t do it but my aunt did for at least one pregnancy and some lady at my job did too (like last yr not in the 70s or something). I guess it’s better that it’s cigs and not crack, but still super shitty. I also never get addicted to things, so maybe I can’t give a good opinion on the nicotine addiction. Another aunt drank with all my cousins apparently, and her kids are ALL kinds of fucked up. I think it’s really selfish!!! Glad my poison of choice is chocolate.;)

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Giving up smoking is TOUGH!!  Even when you’ve quit, any stressful situation makes it easy to take it up again.  I imagine being pregnant when you didn’t wish to be is quite stressful. 

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

Maybe we should all stop treating pregnant women’s bodies like they are public property. I mean, I no longer smoke, and it is a dirty habit, but this is a feminist issue. I don’t see why we are so critical about other women’s choices all the time.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

@Laurenskii:  My cousin’s gf just had a baby and smoked the entire 9 months she was pregnant. I absolutely loathed going out in public with her because it looks so incredibly trashy! I felt like I was guilty by association because even though I do not smoke, I could feel the judging eyes. I stopped inviting her places just because I didn’t want to see her smoking!

 

She ended up having a super hard 3 day labor… and on the inside I was kind of like “that’s what you get for smoking the whole time!!” I hope that doesn’t make me too terrible of a person…

 

She also made a comment about, “My doctor says it will be worse for the baby if I stop smoking” Ummmmm yeah right.

 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Laurenskii:  I wouldn’t get too upset since there is nothing you can do about it.  I’m not a smoker, but my aunt smoked a pack a day when pregnant with my three cousins…One went to MIT, one has a PhD in Neuroscience from UCLA and the other went to Northwestern.  It didn’t harm them at all.

 

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Laurenskii:  Ugh! I hope she’s a stupid 18 year old or something!

Just pretending it’s not there is NOT how adults go about dealing with things!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Laurenskii:  Wow, that’s just horrible.  I understand it’s hard being pregnant when you do not want to(been there).  But if she has decided to carry the baby to full-term she owes it to that little person to give them the best start in life she possibly can.  

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