I spend this morning at a "mom shower." It was mostly "DUH" information for me and stuff I wouldn't use...
But, one subject that came up was smoking while pregnant. Many OBs will tell you NOT to stop smoking while pregnant because it causes fetal distress and can lead to neurological issues. However others will encourage moms to quit...
Now, we all know smoking is harmful, and we can all understand that smoking while pregnant is dangerous to the baby... However, when you have OBs and experts on both sides of the "to quit or not to quit" issue, how does someone really make the right choice?
So, what do you think? Given the risks on both sides, what do you think is the better option? Continue to smoke and risk low birth weight & nicotine addiction in your new born... OR Stop smoking and risk fetal distress and neurological issues... Both options carry a risk of miscarriage & premature birth... Both risk baby's life...
Answer by 1lilgirl at 6:02 PM on Oct. 14, 2010
I quit the very moment I heard this..Every time you smoke a cigarette it is like holding your baby's head under water for 3mins because it constricts the umbilical cord. A woman who smokes baby's umbilical cord will be a lot thinner at birth then a woman who doesn't smoke. Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of SIDS and other breathing disorders. It's been hard not to smoke but I'm staying strong for the health of my baby girl.
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Next question overall
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