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smoking Quartesha Smith Due March 20 (boy); USA 3 posts
5th Dec '11

I am 24 weeks and still smoking I made a vow to quit today do you think my baby is ok??

C&M Due August 17; 31 kids; Brockville, Ontario 10021 posts
5th Dec '11

quiting anytime is better than not quiting at all.

Always♥Faithful 2 kids; CHERRY POINT, North Carolina 21664 posts
5th Dec '11

None of us can really tell you if smoking had any affect to your baby thus far, but I do agree with the previous reply. Quitting is better now than not at all.

~Nerdy~ 2 kids; Grapeview, WA, United States 8135 posts
5th Dec '11

I am sure your baby will be fine. Cutting back/quitting is better than smoking like you (general) usually do.
Good luck, I know how hard it is.

user banned (boy); 2 kids; Fucking, Austria 36337 posts
5th Dec '11

Could have a lower birth weight if you don't quit soon.

C&M Due August 17; 31 kids; Brockville, Ontario 10021 posts
5th Dec '11
Quoting ~Doormat~:" I am sure your baby will be fine. Cutting back/quitting is better than smoking like you (general) usually do. Good luck, I know how hard it is."

well anything that cuts off oxygen will affect them. but since no one can give birth to the same child 2 different times (and treat the pregnancies differently) there no way to know if what we assume is regular behaviour from that child is actually what they should have been like (had the mother not smoked)

★ Irishewwie 1 child; Tokeland, Washington 67058 posts
5th Dec '11

You should call your doctor and ask for advice on quitting while pregnant. Quitting cold turkey can actually hurt the baby too.

.Aaliyah and Nathan's Mom 2 kids; Texas 667 posts
5th Dec '11

Yeah the best thing to do for the health of your baby and yourself would be to quit. I know how hard it is! :/ I think the only risk is preterm labor and low birth wieght I may be wrong. Good luck!

Jamie Oliphant 2 kids; Fayetteville, North Carolina 3 posts
5th Dec '11

You know some people get lucky and some dont...i think it depends on your diet but yes quitting now is better then not quitting....but I know 2 different people who smoked their entire pregnancys and the both were born at healthy weights 7 and 8 lbs...one is 4 now and he doesnt have asthma and th eother is 1 and she is perfectly healthy...I think you should just go with your gut! and def ask your doc for help on quitting because it will be veryyyy hard :) Good Luck tho!!

MommyJoJo Due June 1; 36 kids; Akron, Ohio 108 posts
5th Dec '11

I am sure your baby is just fine (: My sister-in-law smoked like a train all throughout her pregnancies and all my neices and nephews turned out to be over 9lbs and healthy as could be (still are). BUT...quitting will help you guarantee that your baby will be just fine (; DO NOT quit cold turkey. I was a smoker at the beginning of my 2nd pregnancy and my doctor told me to cut down to 2 cigs a day for a week and then 1 and then a half and then none. You have to ween yourself off of them or else it could actually hurt your unborn child. Good news is that back in the day when all our parents were born and maybe even some of us moms, they didn't have all the info that we do now so they drank and smoked and ate processed foods and all their babies turned out ok. I think we worry ourselves too much. Good Luck with quitting! I know it can be hard! But just think what is best for your baby and yourself! Plus after you have the baby, you don't want to have to take breaks to go outside and smoke a cig and return back to your baby smelling like smoke do ya? Much luck to you!

Chrisie Wood-Hopps 1 child; United Kingdom 67 posts
5th Dec '11

I'm 34 weeks today and in the first month I was smoking 40-50 a day still because I was unaware I was pregnant, but I've been smoking right through my pregnancy (barring a week where I actually managed to quit, but the something happened to really mess with my head but anyway..) but I've cut down from 40-50 a day to 1-3 a day and my baby is just perfect, but as someone said in a post above me - not everyone's as lucky as each other. I'm not saying keep smoking it'll be fine - I'm trying to say, don't stress yourself out!!

C&M Due August 17; 31 kids; Brockville, Ontario 10021 posts
5th Dec '11
Quoting MommyJoJo:" I am sure your baby is just fine (: My sister-in-law smoked like a train all throughout her pregnancies ... [snip!] ... to have to take breaks to go outside and smoke a cig and return back to your baby smelling like smoke do ya? Much luck to you!"

very true. that raises the risk of SIDS, as does smoking during pre gnancy

Mirah 1 child; Mississippi 913 posts
5th Dec '11

I still allow myself 1 or 2 a day and so far healthy baby and healthy me! I DO hide it from everyone but my husband and my mother, I can't stand the judgemental looks! (for the record, my mom smoked through her whole pregnancy with both me and my brother, and we were both fat healthy babies as well!) Good luck! :)

user banned (boy); 2 kids; Fucking, Austria 36337 posts
5th Dec '11

My best friend smoked throughout both her entire pregnancies and both weighed under 6lbs. Guess it depends.. But why risk it? JMO.

Quartesha Smith Due March 20 (boy); USA 3 posts
5th Dec '11

<blockquote><b>Quoting MommyJoJo:</b>" I am sure your baby is just fine (: My sister-in-law smoked like a train all throughout her pregnancies ... [snip!] ... to have to take breaks to go outside and smoke a cig and return back to your baby smelling like smoke do ya? Much luck to you!"</blockquote>




Thanx helped me a lot and made me feel a lot better and I will definitely quit the more I smoke the more I worry. I just sucks its not so easy to stop