Smoking During Pregnancy


Addiction to smoking seems a struggle to most women who have been smokers since their teen years and cannot avoid doing the habit even to sacrifice life of their unborn child. I was shocked upon watching an episode in a TV show about women who can hardly quit smoking and even turn their backs on drugs while they are pregnant.

Credits: DoctorSecrets.com

A couple was interviewed and they actually admitted that they both cigarette dependents and their struggle against the addiction should bring them to a unified decision to stop and put an end to their bad vice. The husband honestly told that he would leave 2-3 sticks of cigarette for her wife without knowing that her wife sneaks for at least a pack a day. She said while she puffs a cigarette, she can actually feel that the baby moves trying to tell her mother that she's hurting him.

Smoking during pregnancy can put the mother and the unborn baby at risk. The complications associated by smoking are;
  • Lower the amount of oxygen the baby gets
  • Increase the baby's heart rate
  • Increase the chances of miscarriage and stillbirth
  • Increase the chances of pre-mature birth and/or low birth weight
  • Raise the baby's risk of developing lung problems
  • It may cause damage on baby's genes
  • Increased risk of ectopic pregnancy
  • It can cause severe vaginal bleeding
How can a mother take these risks when she can do something to prevent these from happening? The addiction is painful to fight back but what is more hurtful than facing the damaging realities it can cause to an innocent life who is defenseless.


QUIT NOW! SAVE YOUR BABY!




32 comments:

  1. kaya dapat, inaalagaan ng mabuti ang buntis eh..
    kasi nga di ba super sensitive ang mga buntis..

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  2. Smoking is really dangerous especially for a pregnany woman but I often wonder why our neighbor who had 5 children deliver all of them normally yet she is a smoker ever since :/

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  3. smoking during pregnancy is really a no-no, especially inhaling a second hand smoke. we need to protect our baby's health inside our womb

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  4. Smokers tend to be selfish, sorry, no offense meant to smokers but they only think of the satisfaction (thus, themselves) and not care about the people around...my neighbor's sun has a heart disease because the parents were smokers even during the pregnancy :/

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  5. I am so thankful that my husband and I did not like smoking even the members of our family. When pregnant, a mother should always think what's the best for her child and she should consider not to smoke.

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  6. It would be hard for addicted smoker moms but if they love their babies and themselves, they need to stop.

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  7. That is really bad for the baby. I heard a lot of news about this and when the baby is born, they have a lot of complications. Poor baby. If you love your baby, then stop smoking! IMO

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  8. hahaha cute illustration! i hate smokers, yeah i agree theyre being selfish with fresh air. cant everyone just avoid smokinggg

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    1. Hayy naku, selfish and inconsiderate! I really hope smoking would be effectively banned in public places.

      We can do what Singapore does, sell Cigs at a high price. Ibenta ng P1000 per pack yan!

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  9. smoking just give nothing good. i say other smokers are just inconsiderate.

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  10. "Son" :D anyway, inhaling second hand smoke can have lifelong effects :/

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  11. pregnant or not. SMOKING IS BAD for anyone's health.

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  12. kaya dapat. itigil na ang pagyoyosi hehe

    :))

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  13. smoking, pregnant or not, is bad for everyone. second hand smoke is worse. people who smoke should also think of people around them, not just satisfying their addiction

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    1. This is why I will never subscribe to smoking.

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  14. aw poor baby.. Dapat kc iban na yan, wla nman ng yyaring mganda.. Or tulad nung sa US gawing 700 box. hehe ng lumiit bumibili. or try e-cig.

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  15. The mom should think of the unborn child first and foremost and quitting smoking should be an easy sacrifice for her child.

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  16. I hate my friend who smokes while she's preggy. I keep on telling her na its not good for her and the baby. Wala eh. I need to share this to her. At least she will be educated at nang kahit mabawasan man lang ang pagyoyosi..

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  17. Aww ;( Kawawa naman ang babies. I agree na pregnant or not, smoking should be stopped!

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  18. Smoking is bad for EVERYONE. Not just pregnant women. Ugh. I wish there were more campaigns out there to stop smoking.

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  19. Smoking is always bad regardless whether preggy or not. It is the couple's decision to quit, if they really care for their unborn baby.

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  20. Its not solely a job of the mother to quit smoking. The father should be involved also for passive smoking is more dangerous than active smoking..

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  21. I think it's just right to stop smoking if you are planning of having a baby. It is also a must to undergo detox process so that your baby will be healthier.

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  22. Smoking is extremely dangerous as it is responsible for many diseases. Cigarettes must be banned.

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  23. I have a friend who's really a chain smoker, when she had a baby nag stop talga xa ng smoke during pregnancy and even after she delivered the baby. Isang taon ban ang yosi sa kanya :3

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  24. Smoking kills! I think people who smoke must realize deeply how bad smoking is not only for them but for people around them!

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  25. The baby will develop weak lungs and other diseases when they smoke. They should really live healthy, especially the pregnancy stage.

    Am glad sin taxes on cigarettes are up. Sana 5000% increase in price. lol

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  26. It is said that non smokers are more in danger than that who smoke

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  27. For me, I made sure my wife is in a safe and healthy environment during the time she was pregnant. And I loathe pregnant women who smokes.

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  28. I've seen a lot of pregnant women smoking these days. tsk,, I really pitied the baby :(

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  29. Very saddening image, witnessing and seeing women who are pregnant, and smoking.

    I have to admit that I had a good friend, who did this, and even if I was passionate about this issue, I was not able to tell her to stop what she was doing. It makes me feel bad until now, that I did not even say anything nor did I bring up the topic.

    At that time, I thought, she was old enough to know what she was doing. Her children were very active children, as they were growing up but often had bronchial problems.

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  30. nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

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