Effects of smoking when pregnant

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I googled the effects of smoking while pregnant and I still try not to im 22 weeks pregnant and my babys healthy but I just dknt want no complications when shesborn like asthma cus all that still runs through my head and I know moms who took pills and smoked weed and dranalcohol ans there baby still healthy and strong
Hey, I am pregnant with my second child and I have quit smoking but I am having a hard time with these cravings. I immediately quit the first time I was pregnant but with this pregnancy it is so much harder. Any moms have any suggestions on how to keep the cravings away....HELP!!!!
I'm pregnant too and going through tapering off my pain medication because of it. My doctor was aware of my prescription and nobody told me to stop the pain medication but I knew in my heart that it was the best thing for the baby and the right thing to do. I live in WA and pot is legal here so I asked my doctor about switching from narcotics to marijuana to help with w/d to get off the meds and he said absolutely not.
I havent personally, but I have done lots of research on the health effects. Aside from that, know your states laws about it. In illinois, they test the baby at birth and if he/comes back positive its an automatic call to childrens services.
You will go through withdrawals if you quit cold turkey, which means baby will too. So definitely take it one day at a time. My mom smoked with me when she was pregnant and I am suffering effects from that. I didn't have a choice. So definitely keep baby your main focus for quitting because their health is at risk too (and don't go back to it after they're born- secondhand smoke can kill as much, or even more than firsthand).
There have been hundreds of studies to prove all the terrible effects smoking had on the unborn baby. Low birth weight, increased risk of miscarriage to name just two. If you measure babies heart beat before and after smoking you can see that it raises their heart rate. Same as it does the adult who is smoking. Imagine holding a cigarette to a brand new baby's mouth, would you do it? ...... no.
Just found out I was pregnant and I smoke cigarettes Im well aware of the effects it can have on my unborn child. Its hard to quit and my bf is getting impatient and upset with me because of it. What can I do to kick this habit?
Not all babies have lasting effects from the mother smoking, but no matter if they have a permanent problem or not when smoking while pregnant it constricts your blood vessels and YOUR UMBILICAL cord not allowing the proper amount of oxygen and nutrients to your baby. That is a fact, its not like that happens to only some babies, its every baby every pregnancy with anyone who smokes.
a filter is equivelant to 1 pack, and each one is supposed to have less n less nicotine. when my mom used it she realized that she wass smoking just out of borem so she just used the no nicotene filters and quit in no time ehr body didnt know the difference. it was all in her head.
I smoked for several years and wanted to quit while my wife was pregnant with our first son. I loved smoking, I enjoyed all aspects of it. I thought about quitting for about a month and thought about ways to taper off. This was way before patches, gum, ect one day I was by a pond and bent over and the pack of cigarettes fell out of my pocket and into the water. That was the last I smoked, it was hard for about 5 yrs not to give in.
I smoked from age 14-24 when I found out I was pregnant. Once I took the test that was jt , no more. I love being able to take a deep breath and not have my lungs hurt. I want to be a role model for my children so I'm done. Do I miss it, sometimes but is it worth it to stop, yes!
I wasn't trying to be a *****, and actually I do know what its like, I've been smoking for years and am quite aware that it is an addiction. But when I found out I was pregnant and was told about the problems it could cause for my child, I decided it wasn't worth the risk. And not just cigarettes either, I was smoking pot daily as well. Yes its hard to quit, but I'm just saying why take the risk. Fortunately it is your choice.
It's also something that's extremely hard to do, but it's an addiction brought on by yourself, you knew the risks and side effects when you began smoking, that's something that shouldn't be taken lightly, even from the first cigarette. I hope no one takes offense to this, I'm not "bashing" anyone, but it drives me nuts that people say ohh my baby was perfectly healthy.. well you never know until the child is caught having an asthma attack, a heart issue, or found dead from SIDS.
I don't know, hun, but smoke travels even if she's not smoking right in front of them. Whenever I go to my parents, I make my brother smoke outside. I'm crazy when it comes to second hand smoke. I live in a polluted state as it is (NY), I don't need to expose myself/my family to more pollution. It's a personal decision but I'd think she would sacrafice for the well being of her grandchildren. Good luck.
) I do appreciate your advice ...I have so appreciated everyones advice and stories.
You don't want even one of those cells to be affected by your smoking! Good luck, of course it is easier said than done. But I would not trust that doctor's advice after this.
I found out I was pregnant when I was 2 months along . I am 2 1/2 months now. I was smoking from 3-4 cigarettes a day . Did that affect my baby? Or anything kike that.
This topic has come up a few times in the forum and I wanted to let you guys know that a new study has shown smoking pot CAN cause cancer. I just saw a blurp of it on the news but haven't done any research on it other than what I just saw on TV. If any of you come up with anything let me know. I'm still getting over some sort of cold/flu/allergy thing so I really need to get off of here. My eyes are watering really bad. Will catch up on this tomorrow!
I was wondering if smoking weed while pregnant could have any effect on the baby? & what kind of effects if there are any. I myself am not pregnant, but one of my best friend's is and she is saying that there would be no harm done to the baby.
I look at her and THANK GOD she is ok.
every single time a woman gets pregnant [smoking, or NOT smoking] she faces the risk of birth deffects, health problems, low birth-weight, etc. etc. all touchy subjects, but these things happen. It does not mean that it is caused by something a woman is doing. And I think blame is the last thing someone wants to have on their shoulders, or PUT on another woman's shoulders. Although it happens more often-times than not..
They wont test u fr it it costs money,nd they only test low income ppl,dnt smoke on ur last 2 months cus bby will b tested fr it. But cut dwn on smoking only when necessry nd not alot of hits.u can also try drinking water wit lemon no sugar.or jst sucking on a lemon.
I quit cold turkey after 10 years of smoking when I find out I was pregnant with my first 5 years ago. At 12ish weeks they said the placenta was a little over mature, probably from the smoking in the weeks that I didn't know I was pregnant (found out around week 7) so it was a good thing I quit right away or it might have been worse. She was almost born 7 weeks early but they were able to stop it until 36 weeks, still early but better.
On a purely anecdotal level, I know quite a few people who smoked pot while pregnant. In the case of one of my best friends, her kids had relatively low birth weights in the 5-6 pound range but she's also extremely tiny to begin with. I haven't observed any negative effects in the children, but then none of them are very old yet either. I agree that smoking anything, regardless of chemical content, is going to take oxygen away from your developing child though.
I just currently starting smoking again as of a month ago due to a number of reasons, I am currently 25 weeks and had quit smoking before for 5 months while pregnant, I am gradually starting to cut down and quit again as I know the effects it has on an unborn child, but was wondering if its already too late and damage has been done to my unborn child????
I used to get so mad at my husband for drinking when I was pregnant with my daughter, that was a lot of the rage and anger. He still drinks now occasionally, but I just shrug it off. I don't have answers. Just know there are others out there struggling with smoking who have good intentions. I pray that we all have healthy babies.
So I dont smoke marijuana anymore but I do want to know whats everybody's opinions on smoking marijuana while pregnant? what do you see wrong with it? is it really bad? i hear alot of people say its bad and I hear alot of people say theirs nothing wrong with it..
congrats on being pregnant!! i smoked marijuana with both of my last 2 babies until i was 7mo. while i dont reccommend it, it was the only way i could get and keep food down and im happy to say both babies are perfectly healthy they weighed around 8 lbs and so far are meeeting all of their milestones on time or even ahead of schedule! one is 2yrs old the other 4mo.
ive had so many problems bc of her smoking weed. i smoked cigarettes and when i found out i was pregnant i threw my cigs out the window. we always see the bad effects of weed and things and common sense would tell u that it will be 100x worse for ur baby.
I did this month and got pregnant. One of my best friends got pregnant a couple of years ago on day 8 of her cycle. She said that was the only day that they had sex and so she was sure that that's when she got pregnant.
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