My bff just found out she is preggo after 7 years of trying. Also just found out she is RH-, which they say may or may not affect her and her baby. But she called very worried about it. She went on to pose the question, "How come women who smoke and drink during pregnancy seem to have no issues having babies, but women who do it right have all the problems?" I thought about it. It's a good question. But a better question is why do people who smoke during pregnancy not see the effects it has on their babies? I have 5 women in my family who smoked during pregnancy. 8 of the 11 children have problems. My niece has 2 girls, she smoked during both pregnancies, both have breathing problems and require breathing machines. Her sister smoked for all 3 of her pregnancies, 2 of 3 require a breathing machine. My cousin smoked during 2 of her 3 pregnancies. The oldest is fine, she didn't smoke with him. The middle needs a breathing machine, and the youngest died of sids at 5 weeks. The doctor thinks it was not only because she smoked while pregnant, but also around her kids after they were born. My younger SIL smoked with both pregnancies, my older nephew has no problems, my younger nephew has asthma and has had pneumonia 3 times (He just turned 1). My older SIL just has my niece, she delivered her 10 weeks premature and at a VERY low birth rate. She almost died, but now needs an inhaler on a daily basis. Too me this is concrete evidence that smoking while pregnant is stupid, selfish and dangerous. Why don't people see what it's doing to their kids? There are warnings everywhere about the dangers on smoking while pregnant. I guess people are just selfish.