ANSWERS: 13
  • Of course it is. There are proven health risks associated with smoking during pregancy. Not only is it irresponsible, it's plain stupid and selfish. And unattractive.
  • "irresponsable" among other things.
  • Geee, I wonder... Is it irresponsible to set bear traps in the future baby's nursery?
  • No! In certian situations(high risk Moms 2 be) the doctor will tell the mother that quiting smoking will increase her stress level during pregnancy and really put the baby in danger. That is for each individuals doctor to answer based on her situation. No 2 pregnancies are alike.
  • Yes. You shouldn't smoke at all, there's no point and no need for it. But to smoke while pregnant I think is completely immoral, irresponsible, inconsiderate, selfish, and utterly imbecilic. That's your unborn child you're poisoning.
  • Stupid question. Edit. Apparently there is no such thing as a stupid question. I do not agree with that unless you have been living your life with your head under a rock.
  • Yes and no. If she was chain smoking before finding she was pregnant then going 'cold turkey' in the first three months could be just as traumatic to the foetus. Best to aim to be a non smoker, but not to get into a panicky stress about it.
  • not only irresponsible, but selfish, you can't put down the cigarettes for 9 months, so that SOMEONE else, your child, won't suffer for the rest of their life, it may not cause apparent defects or your kid may be lucky, or they can have serious defects or die
  • Totally Mr
  • YES!!!! Women who smoke are more likely to have a miscarriage or a lower birth-weight baby. Low birth-weight babies are more likely to die or have learning and physical problems. If a mother smokes, there is a higher risk of her baby developing asthma in childhood, especially if she smoked while she was pregnant. Smoking is also linked to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and low-birth weight infants. Babies and children raised in a household where there is smoking have more ear infections, colds, bronchitis, damage to airways, and other lung and breathing problems than children from non-smoking families. Secondhand smoke can also cause eye irritation, headaches, nausea, and dizziness. When you smoke, over 4,000 chemicals go into your body. One of these is a poisonous gas called carbon monoxide which gets into your bloodstream and cuts down the oxygen reaching your baby. For every cigarette you smoke, the oxygen supplied to your baby is disrupted for 15 seconds and your baby experiences reduced blood flow for 15 minutes. A baby in the womb gets everything from its mother. Nutrients and oxygen come via the placenta and umbilical cord. Smoking not only exposes the foetus to toxins in tobacco smoke, but it also damages placental function. When a person smokes, some of the oxygen in their blood is replaced by carbon monoxide. If a pregnant woman smokes, her blood and therefore her child's blood will contain less oxygen than normal. This can cause the foetal heart rate to rise as baby struggles to get enough oxygen. The particles in tobacco smoke contain different toxic substances that change the blood's ability to work in a healthy and normal manner. This can affect the placenta that feeds the baby.
  • yes, very

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