(Closed) Smoking when pregnant

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: what is you opinion of people who smoke when pregnant?
    Its ok : (2 votes)
    0 %
    Its wrong : (506 votes)
    88 %
    womans body her choice : (29 votes)
    5 %
    I wouldn't but I don't judge those who do : (36 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
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    1798 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I think women shouldn’t smoke while pregnant due to known side effects for the baby. But, I don’t think it’s the place of any goverment to enforce that.

    Post # 4
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    3000 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Smoking is bad for EVERYONE, but especially pregnant women/babies. I personally think it’s terrible if women smoke when they know they are pregnant.

    Post # 5
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    686 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I think this is a lot different than when a woman has a glass of wine while pregnant.  I plan on having a drink (or a half) on occasion, no more than one a week.  (And probably much less than that.)  There are healthy benefits to drinking in moderation, and guidelines on how to do it safely with baby.

    NO doctor has ever said that cigarettes have any health benefits.  (Well, except for Dr. House, on that one episode with the guy with inflammatory bowel disease.)  It’s simply irresponsible IMO to not give up smoking ASAP when there are very serious risks for baby.

    Post # 6
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    1715 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Hey if we tell kids they cant smoke and will get them in trouble then I think pregnant moms should get in trouble for it too. They are conciously making there unborn child smoke and that is just bad parenting.

    Post # 7
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    926 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    There is proven scientific evidence that a woman smoking during pregnancy WILL HARM HER BABY.  As far as I understood it, it’s not up for public debate.  I think it should be classified with child abuse- her unborn child has *no* choice but to inhale the toxins.  She might as well be doing kamikaze shots and smoking a little crack, while she’s at it.

    PS- I’m a smoker.  My body, my choice.  But when there’s a baby in there?  You can bet I’ll be sneering at people who blow smoke in my face.

     

    Post # 8
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    3175 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @zagora:  Some people argue that smoking helps with stress, and high levels of stress hormones are actually disadventageous to a baby, too. Just playing devil’s advocate, though I do believe that women should quit smoking while pregnant (I quit cold turkey & haven’t looked back). 

     

    Also, I agree with @msfahrenheit

    Post # 9
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    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @Mrs. Fireworks:  I agree.

    I had a friend that did.  It drove me nuts. I’ve never smoked and couldn’t understand it. But, she just wouldn’t quit.

    Post # 10
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    686 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Personally I am completely and unapologetically disgusted by women who smoke while they are pregnant- and I used to smoke! It’s one thing if you want to kill yourself, but your unborn child shouldn’t have to be the victim of your selfishness.

    As an aside, Darling Husband was born to a mother that smoked, drank and did pot while she was pregnant with him. No one said anything to her, so she kept on keeping on but when Darling Husband was born pre-mature, barely three pounds with VSD and a whole host of lung problems they realized maybe someone should have stepped up and taken the Canadian Classic’s away from her. And ironically enough, BIL’s stupid girlfriend lost her last baby while doing the exact same things in September, is pregnant again and STILL won’t stop.

    In short, who other than my BIL’s girlfriend is stupid enough to smoke while pregnant in this day and age? Unacceptable.

    Post # 11
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    1735 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    If you quit smoking while pregnant you could cause stress to the baby because they are addicted too.  You should really try and cut back.  I am not trying to say it is ok to smoke while pregnant (I am a none smoker).  You should really try and quit when you are trying to concieve.

     @zagora:  A child or babies liver can not process alcohol.

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Wrong, wrong, wrong.  I don’t care if someone smokes, but nt while you’re with or even around child(ren).  They obviously deserve a say in the matter, but obviously cannot.

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