Smoking during pregnancy

If you think that smoking during pregnancy will not affect your baby, think again. If your own life is not worth it enough, think of the life the inside you.  The health of any baby is determined by what the mother eats, drinks, and breaths.  There is no exception for the smoking during pregnancy, it does highly effect your child.  All of the toxins that you breathe in from a cigarette enter your bloodstream immediately and directly to your baby.

Smoking during pregnancy will have numerous effects on your unborn child.  First, it will lower the amount of available oxygen that is sent you’re your baby, which can directly affect its growth rate. Also smoking will increase your babies heart rate, and depending on which phase of development that the baby is in, it can have negative effects on its growth.  Tobacco usage during pregnancy has been linked the increasing the probability of a miscarriage or stillbirth. There is a strong possibility that the child can be born prematurely and/or have a low birthrate.  Finally, smoking while pregnant can also lead to problems with lung developments. The more that you end up smoking during pregnancy, there is a higher risk that your unborn child will be affected by one of these birth problems.

Passive smoking can have dramatic affects on your unborn child. Second hand smoke can lead to all the same health problems, and the mother does not even need to smoke.  The smoke that comes from passive smoking can actually be more dangerous and potent.  Second hand smoking has also lead to an increase in SIDS, as conducted in a recent study.  It is important that expectant mothers be conscious about their surroundings, if someone they know and care about is smoking, they need to remove themselves from the smoker at all times.

It is important for expectant mothers to quit smoking and create a safe environment when they are expecting their child.  If you are a smoker and pregnant, you will need to quit smoking immediately! Nicotine replacement therapy is not recommended. Mothers will need to find the focus, and remove themselves and all smoking habit traits.   It would be a good idea to remove all temptations from the house, and if you live with a smoker, make a designated smoking area outside, where it will not affect the baby. Expectant mothers that need to quit, should seek counseling to help aide them through the quitting process.  This will help them cope with nicotine withdrawal.  Smoking during pregnancy can be avoided as long an expectant mother understands the importance of non smoking during pregnancy .

For an alternative to nicotine replacement therapy, try using hypnosis therapy to aide an expectant mother with smoking cessation.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Name: John Durham
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Hi, my name is John and I am proud to say that I am smoke free for almost 5 years! I have recently decided to start writing for Stopcigarettes.net to help those who want to quit the habit.  Quitting Smoking is a very difficult thing to do and hopefully this the resources on this website can help aid other to becoming smoke free.