Smoking0 2 months ago by Sarah Fowerbaugh
So i am 36 weeks tomorrow and I have been smoking through out my whole pregnancy. i feel terrible but i have tried everything and nothing seems to work. i was smoking a pack a day until i found out i was pregnant then i cut down to about 6-8 a day. My Dr. said everything looks great and the baby seem healthy but i still just feel terrible. Has anyone had this problem? If so were there any issues with the baby that the Dr. couldn't see until the baby was born? Please dont make me feel worse by telling me I'm dumb and selfish. I don't need more stress. I just want serious answers.
Low birth weight, crappy immune systems, Asthma, children are proven to be more anxious and moody as they grow older (there have been studies on this), issues with the brain stem, disrupts the migration of brain cells.... that's just the beginning of the problems. :(
Low birth weight and possible respitory issues.
Pretty much any of my friends who did this, all their kids have asthma and not very good immune systems.
I smoked with DD, I was young and dumb...but anyways, moving on. She was born 8 lbs 15 oz and 21 inches long. No breathing problems, no immune system problems, she was and still is prefect. Nothing wrong with her. I quit cold turkey the day I found out I was pregnant with this one though!
I smoked through both of my pregnancies, my first was 5 weeks premature with no weight or lung issues, he has an excellent immune system, no asthma etc. My second was born days before his duedate, also with an excellent immune system no asthma etc. Neither suffered from low birth weight or under developed lungs. However, all of the things that I've listed that neither of my kids had a problem with could have happened and I am very lucky that it didn't. Try not to stress to much and wean yourself a little at a time up until delivery, the less you have in your body the less baby will have to withdraw from. I would say if you can get yourself down to under five a day over the next four weeks it would be very beneficial for both of you.
I agree with ♥♬♡. My mom smoked her whole pregnancy with my younger brother and he was born a month early, low birth weight of course, had a heart murmur, and then throughout his childhood he was sick all the time, had problems gaining weight, and he had tubes in his ears twice.I'm not going to chastise you, but I WOULD advise that before your next pregnancy you make a commitment to quitting. Another personal reference, I've never smoked, but my SO did. I always made him smoke outside - never in the house or the car - and I was adamant about him changing clothes and washing up before he could touch our son after smoking. I hated that he smoked at all. Our son is now 2 1/2 and we are 28 weeks pregnant. My SO quit smoking a little over two months ago! I was SOOOO proud of him. Our first son will never have to see that again and our new little one will NEVER see it. Anyway, my SO quit smoking using the patches. You can actually call 1800quitnow and they will send you free patches, gum, or lozenges. The reason my SO finally quit was because our son would put things to his lips like he was smoking and he even learned to say cigarettes and lighter. :( It made me SO feel so bad.Whenever you quit, good for you. Maybe after you deliver you can try the patches or something? You will feel great about yourself for quitting and its great for your kids.
I've smoked throughout my pregnancy and so far there have been no problems. I'm 35 weeks and baby is measuring bigger than average so no low birth weights here. I know my brother had asthma as a baby (possibly due to my mum smoking, possibly not). I also know both me and my bro were 8lb + babies, so again no low birth weights and I don't think my mum even cut down. I never had asthma as a baby or any time since and my mum smoked throughout my childhood in the house. I am not trying to say smoking during pregnancy is a good thing as I have tried hard to stop as well. I am merely letting you know my personal experiences of being born and raised into a smokers household. Hope this helps x