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Precious333
first time I saw pregnant lady smoking!
October 11, 2012 at 8:12 PM

I never see this, or maybe not ever noticed. Yesterday my husbadn and I were driving and noticed this pregnant women with a man. I saw her and she was well into her pregnancy, and she looked unhealthy to me. I was wondering if maybe she was homeless or something. Then I saw her just plainly pull our a cigarette and start smoking. It makes me sick to my stomach. I understand that smoking is a habit hard to quit, my DH smokes at work., but I just couldn't bleieve someone shamelessly smoking like that in public. It felt to me like she didn't even care. So sad :(

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  • moroccanmommy
    October 11, 2012 at 8:15 PM
    Very sad. Poor baby.
    Babies are higher risk of dying with smoking parents
  • Mommy_Natural
    October 11, 2012 at 8:18 PM

    My SIL and I were pregnant at the same time way back when. She smoked the entire pregnancy. I knew she did and yet I was still shocked every time I saw her do it.

    Our pregnancies were so different in general. I was so careful, didn't want caffeine, I exercised, ate healthy. She smoked and drank Pepsi Max (has extra caffeine) all day. I don't get it. I tried to give her healthy suggestions but she just wasn't interested. =\ Our daughters were born just 3 days apart. 

  • Mrs.Salz
    October 11, 2012 at 8:21 PM

    I always feel really sad when I see that. I've read that oxygen is cut off to the baby's brain while mom is smoking.

  • hapababies
    October 11, 2012 at 9:04 PM
    I have seen it more times than I can count and it angers me everytime. I get upset because there are so many people who want to get pregnant and go through hell and back to have a baby. I understand it's a hard habit to break, but it's still difficult to see.
  • Fellie
    by Fellie
    October 11, 2012 at 9:07 PM

    I see it all the time. It makes me very sad.

  • NightSky1701
    October 11, 2012 at 9:13 PM

    Smoking is really bad for children. I was a smoker for fifteen years so I can attest, it is VERY hard to quit. But, I quit when I got pregnant with my first child. I didnt smoke for several years then picked it back up (stupid) I quit again when I got preganant with my son. So I know how hard it is but  Ive done it twice so I also know it can be done.  If a woman really wants to she'll find a way to quit and healthy babies are SO WORTH IT!!! I really hate seeing pregnant women smoke too and I see it all the time. Ugh. I agree you would at least think they would be ashamed and try to hide it.

  • schultzal
    October 11, 2012 at 9:15 PM

    :( That's sad.

    I once saw a woman who must have been 7-8 months pregnant, in a bar, downing shots of liquor like it was nothing. This was in my (horrible backwards, scummy) hometown, so it wasn't surprising, but it was so sad. I wanted to slap her and the bartender who was serving her. 

  • crazycurls920
    October 11, 2012 at 9:15 PM
    Are we the same person?????
    You sound just like me. Our sons were 14 days apart. She had an unhealthy pregnancy and my nephew was born a month early by c section.


    Quoting Mommy_Natural:

    My SIL and I were pregnant at the same time way back when. She smoked the entire pregnancy. I knew she did and yet I was still shocked every time I saw her do it.

    Our pregnancies were so different in general. I was so careful, didn't want caffeine, I exercised, ate healthy. She smoked and drank Pepsi Max (has extra caffeine) all day. I don't get it. I tried to give her healthy suggestions but she just wasn't interested. =\ Our daughters were born just 3 days apart. 


  • catholicmamamia
    October 11, 2012 at 9:18 PM

    It breaks my heart to see an expectant mother smoking. Thankfully, I do not see it often. 

  • Mommy_Natural
    October 11, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    Crazy! She was due after me and had her baby 3 days after mine. Hers was early too. =\

    Quoting crazycurls920:

    Are we the same person?????
    You sound just like me. Our sons were 14 days apart. She had an unhealthy pregnancy and my nephew was born a month early by c section.


    Quoting Mommy_Natural:

    My SIL and I were pregnant at the same time way back when. She smoked the entire pregnancy. I knew she did and yet I was still shocked every time I saw her do it.

    Our pregnancies were so different in general. I was so careful, didn't want caffeine, I exercised, ate healthy. She smoked and drank Pepsi Max (has extra caffeine) all day. I don't get it. I tried to give her healthy suggestions but she just wasn't interested. =\ Our daughters were born just 3 days apart. 



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