I come from a family of chain smokers. My mother, she smokes almost an entire carton a day herself in her home with little to no ventilation.
We were invited to my parents house last week for a holiday celebration and I told them I was hesitant to go because of all the smoke. My five chain smoking sisters and father would be there as well.
They said that they would not smoke inside the house that day. Well after a several hour drive, my fiance, his son, and I arrive at my parents house and they all were chain smoking like nothing was ever said.
We cut our visit short and did not make a fuss about all the second hand smoke.
Two days later I was sick with a sinus infection and am now on antibiotics.
The doctor says it is likely from the smoke and the decreased immune system while pregnant.
Should I tell my family wha
I think that you absolutely should NOT tell them. They aren't going to believe it - and it will just cause an argument and or hard feelings, which is something you don't need right now. Telling them will not make the infection better, but it could hurt your relationships. I agree that it could very well be the cause of your sinus infection - but it could be the fact that you went out in the cold that day....... If your mother - and sisters smoked during their pregnancy they will NOT believe it to be the cause. I would, however, make it clear that when the baby comes, they will have to visit you, due to the smoking. If they say that they won't smoke the day your coming - you can remind them that you tried that........
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