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She smoked 3 cigarettes in as many hours at her baby shower today @ 7mos preg.

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I went to a baby shower this afternoon. My boys are going to have a new cousin in 2 months. I was so excited to be there to celebrate a new arrival, but then I saw her light up, and I secretly freaked out. Seriously, what could I say to her that has not already been said? It is not my body, it is not my baby, but this is how I felt: 

by on Aug. 9, 2014 at 11:43 PM
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by on Aug. 11, 2014 at 4:03 PM
I would have been silently appalled..
by Ruby Member on Aug. 11, 2014 at 10:18 PM

 Poor baby.

by on Aug. 11, 2014 at 10:20 PM
This. And what would be the point anyway, I'm sure she's heard it. It won't be some kinf of revelation to her.

Quoting booaura: While there are certainly risks associated with smoking while pregnant, for a long time, heavy smoker, quitting can be dangerous as well. Leave her be. Hopefully this is something she is in communication with her doctor about, and she doesn't need someone berating her at her own baby shower.
by on Aug. 11, 2014 at 10:22 PM
My step grandma's granddaughter smokes a pack a day and is also 7 months. Her grandmother buys them for her. Idk why they do it..
by Bronze Member on Aug. 12, 2014 at 11:42 PM
Ugh :(
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by New Member on Aug. 13, 2014 at 4:44 AM
I smoked while pregnant with my first child 7 years ago. I was 18 and stupid. But I NEVER smoked in public. Because of course I felt guily and I knew it wasn't right, and I didn't want to be reprimanded or judged. I only smoked at home (which incidentally meant I smoked A LOT less since I worked full time).

I quit however the moment my son was born. As I watched him breastfeeding I couldn't bear the thought of him ingesting all that felt so REAL. Hopefully the girl/woman you saw today will have that moment of clarity and quit not only for her child's health, but also so that she can live long enough to see the baby grow and one day be a wonderful grandmother as well.
by Silver Member on Aug. 13, 2014 at 10:33 PM


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