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Q&A: Are light cigaretters safer while pregnant?

Is it safer to smoke light cigarettes while I'm pregnant?

Re: Is it safer to smoke light cigarettes while I'm pregnant?

The Bump Expert

News flash: Smoking is smoking, no matter what kind of cigarettes they are. Don’t be fooled by the misleading labels on light cigarettes, either. They may claim to have "low nicotine" or "low tar," but these terms are actually meaningless. According to the National Cancer Institute, people who switch to light cigarettes are likely to inhale the same amount of toxins as they would with regular cigarettes, so the only way to make sure baby’s completely safe is to stop smoking as soon as you learn you’re pregnant.

Kerry Dougherty

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I can't believe this is actually a question!!! Really?!?! Is someone really responsible enough to be ready to be a parent if they have to ask this question?

FutureMrsBakken |

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Wow, if you're selfish enough not to be able to stop smoking to keep your baby safe and healthy, you're probably too selfish to be a mother.

red_dawl |

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Let's not be judgmental. Maybe some helpful advice instead? Your OB can refer you to local agencies to help you quit. In the meantime, maybe make a list of your reasons for quitting, set a firm date, and place symbols of inspiration all around you. Best of luck!

qme09 |

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I agree. Dont be mean. I had a REALLY hard time quitting this time around with my 2nd pregnancy. Its not an easy habit to quit. However, with the proper support one can do it. And no, no cigarette is ok to smoke while pregnant. Good luck to any one who is quitting for their babies =)

briggsfamily113 |

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Just as an FYI, "light" cigarettes do not have less nicotene or chemicals in them. The "light" refers to a lighter flavor. They are just as harmful to you and your child.

Jennis22 |

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It's really not good to smoke. I know exactly how hard it is the second I found out I was pregnant was the very second I quit. It is not easy but if you plan on being a good parent it starts when your pregnant!

kfregoso23 |

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I've had friends say its hard to quit. The way I see it, is it more important to smoke or to have a healthy baby. If you think its to smoke, then yes that is selfish.

sarabride2be |

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Of course it's selfish. If you can't keep your chemical dependencies in check, you should have kept your pants on. Quit now, you're baby is not asking for intra-uterine growth retardation, low birth weight, low IQ or asthma. Stop the pity party, kick your self in the butt and then kick the butt-habit Mom. It's now two lives you are destroying.

Khrysalis2009 |

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It amazes me how judgemental people can be..... do you know the circumstances of this persons life? I would imagine that those of you scorning this person for asking a question are the same people that will be angry and hurt if your child is picked on for asking a "dumb question". I would rather have the question asked and the information given than leave the person wondering or misinformed. Not once did this person say they are smoking or will continue to smoke. Even if she does, it's none of our business. Don't all of us have enough to deal with in our own lives? People that don't smoke and even those that do should realize that it is a personal struggle and a very intimate addiction. Quiting is not easy, even when you want to do it. Miraculously, one should finally do it because of pregnancy when they couldn't before? How bizarre. To the person that originally asked the question, good luck to you. Ultimately it is your choice what you choose to do. I hope you find the strength to quit and the support to stick with it.

rsmith1175 |

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someone needs to slap this b#$%^@, I find women like this disgusting! WOW, seriously. I don't care if anyone thinks this is judgmental. There is a reason why people have the ability to discriminate. It protects us from things that may harm us. And that poor little baby can't stick up for itself, someone has to. wow. seriously why did you even get pregnant if you didn't want to quit smoking cigarettes. My first pregnancy I was a smoker and I quit before my first prenatal appointment. It wasn't hard because it was my precious innocent little baby who was depending on me. Smoking kills, I have actually heard that lights are worse for you.

ms.ashleyjackson |

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Im not a smoker, never have been, but if you are, you should know that "light" simply referrs to flavor, not health, not filtration, not nicotine content... just how strong the flavor is. for example, menthol cigarettes with a "light" label mean that the menthol flavor in the cigarette will not be as strong as in a regular or "medium" pack

missyrobinson |

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Ms.ashleyjackson you'd really rather be judgemental and resort to childish name calling than give someone helpful information that could benefit a baby? Lol wow. I thought this was a site were us mothers can get and share helpful information. Your not very helpful. To the poster smoking is bad for you and your baby no matter what so please stop smoking.

pixiemom |

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It doesn't really matter who judges you, every time you take a drag you are basically holding a pillow to your baby's face. No, light cigarettes are not better. Yes, you are being selfish.

odietamo |

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my guess is that the people saying it is selfish to keep smoking, are not smokers. the addictive drugs in cigarettes are more addicting than any drug on the street. providers will even tell you that. i personally am a smoker, and am 11 weeks pregnant. i constantly get yelled at for smoking. but the problem is, no one has bothered to ask me what i have done to quit. i have cut down from 1 1/2 packs a day, to 1/2 a pack. i keep my ultrasound pictures with me to remind me that my little one is in there growing and i need to keep baby healthy. i have joined support groups online and talked to other people going through the same thing i am. my doctor has put me on Chantix, which for all of you who don't know about the medicine, is in the same class as Tylenol for pregnant women, so it's not harmful. But all of you women who are being judgmental and calling names, have failed to ask the people posting if they even plan on quitting, or what they have done to quit. I bet you would be surprised at how many women want to quit and have made that a plan. Also, if you read another post from one of the doctors on this site, she tell you that quitting cold turkey can throw a pregnant woman into a stroke.... maybe you should do your research before assuming and passing judgment. I would like yo give big props to the women who are quitting, plan to quit, or already have for their baby. People just don't know how hard it is. I encourage smokers (including myself) to quit not only for the baby, but for their own health in general.

jordanjamison99 |

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wow i just started this site and with this kinda "support" I think Ill stick to the other ones. To the woman trying to quit, smoking is the most insanely powerful addiction I've ever experienced and I have 10 years clean and sober. Drinking LOTS of water, so much u cant stand it helpd me with quitting. And IM JUST SO GLAD ALL THESE JUDGMENTAL ...WOMAN ARE SOOOOO PERFECT THAT THEY FEEL THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO PUT SOMEONE ELSE DOWN. SHAME ON THEM. Best of luck but Im over this support.

annierya |

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Alright ladies, let's calm down. The truth is, smoking is smoking BUT if you've never been a smoker then you truely don't understand what its like to quit. I was 3 mos pregnant with my (now 7 year old) son when I found out. The Dr. told me that quitting cold turkey could send my baby into shock. So, I cut back and delivered a HEALTHY 7 lb baby one day AFTER he was due. Keep in mind that DID NOT breastfeed because I was a smoker. Seriously judging women right now while their hormones are raging is rediculous. If your perfect...then you don't need this website. **I am in NO WAY condoning smoking while pregnant! I'm just sharing my experience.

MZGreen05 |

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I am a smoker who just found out I am pregnant. I think I am about 6b weeks maybe... my husband and I can't decide exactly when it may have happened. We are so excited to be pregnant but quitting smoking is really scary. If you are not a smoker than you can't understand. We used to g out and happy hour because we really couldn't think of anything else to do, and now we are happy to stay home and prepare things and get me a "mom" car, etc. I am happy to report that instead of smoking we are thinking about our new ADDITION and I truly wish the best of luck to all of the moms-to-be that are smokers to be strong and concentrate on new life other than our old habits! :-)

montana_tx@att.net |

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It's judgements like this that keep mothers-to-be from asking vital questions. Smoking is bad for you and for your baby, but not everyone can just up and quit. For example, I am 23 weeks along at the moment. When I first found out I was pregnant, I put the cigarettes down and didn't pick them up for 5 days. During the 4th day, I started bleeding heavily and cramping really bad. I went to the emergency room, and thank God I didn't lose my baby. After that, my OB told me that I couldn't quit without losing her because of the stress of the withdrawals. I by no means smoke whenever I feel like it, but when it comes down to it, if my body starts showing signs of withdrawal, I need to have a smoke. And I feel bad enough about it without some self-righteous person who doesn't know a thing about me or my pregnancy trying to be my OB and giving me a lecture.

fiery_artist |

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What?!? Seriously?!?

babybinnsy |

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I've pretty much read all of the post to this question. It made me pretty upset reading what some people had to say. I just found out i was preg. almost two weeks ago and i have been smoking for 10 years. I was smoking 10-15 cigarettes a day to now 3 or 4. I will say that it is very hard and makes me feel like an horrible mom to be every time i smoke. I feel that if you are not a smoker and preg you should not pass judgement and those who are. I am fully aware of the damage to myself and baby i am causing and doing everything i can to put it down. Its hard.

mysunshine941 |

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I was a smoker when I found out I was pregnant at about 7 weeks. And guess what? I threw out my pack and never even wanted to smoke since. There are bigger and better things to focus on! My husband quit smoking too because we have a child who we want to be born into a healthy environment and not a smoky, smelly one. If you don't quit you are selfish and disgusting. Period. Your baby's health obviously isn't your first priority and that is sick.

marnichole |

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i found out i was pregnant at 6 weeks and I always said "ill quit smoking if i ever get pregnant" and as soon as i peed on that stick I was done...ive have 1 relapse where i smoked one at like 10 weeks...i felt terrible...but the stress i was feeling was worse...ive asked around and have been told that a few smokes isnt gonna be bad...especially when im stressed out...i was told that stress is extremely bad for the baby, and if i could calm down a bit with 1 smoke itll be okay...still ive only had that 1 but there are many times i just really want 1

adow91109 |

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I was a heavy smoker but when I found out I was pregnant I never smoked another cigarette again. Not everyone does that and a lot of people applauded me for doing it. To be honest, most people were surprised I did because even the women who "quit" still smoked once in awhile. My brother was in a horrible motorcycle accident 1 month after I found out I was pregnant. He almost died, literally. He is now a bilateral amputee and has severe brain damage. I didn't smoke a single cigarette because of stress so I know for a fact that ANYONE can quit smoking and not "relapse" BUT I'm sure most of you women so quick to judge never smoked cigarettes and probably drink LOTS OF CAFFEINE in your coke&coffee or any of that diet BS with artificial sweeteners that are absolutely disgusting and totally bad for the baby but you aren't scolded and judged for that nasty little habit that also harms the baby. I bet most of you have some sort of caffeinated beverage sitting next to you as you read this and reply judging the hell out of this person who asked the question. Don't be so quick to judge other people and for the love of God it doesn't make you a horrible person or a bad parent if someone can't quit smoking. Selfish, yes but a bad parent? Seriously? Get of your high horses ladies.

katelauderdale06 |

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Ok, let's talk from personal experience i smoked everyday, all the time. Also went to clubs and partied. I love to have fun, but QUIT EVERYTHING cold turkey! Didn't miss it when bit, I'm so excited to be blessed with this baby girl! This is my first but there is nothing im going to do to hurt this baby, its a gift so if you can't stop smoking for your baby and sacrifice for this "being" you brought into this world(mind you they didn"t have a choice) then you don"t deserve to be a mom.

ToBeProudMommy |

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Wow, this is what support is like on this site? I could get better support from my pet rock! I can't believe that this site allows such down right mean people to post crap like this! THOSE women should be ashamed of themselves and shouldn't be parents, like this world needs more judgmental people like that! Yeah, I won't be back to this site!

MokiJean |

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Smoking anything is definitely bad for your unborn baby, you don't have to be a doctor to know that. I would say if you're trying to quit you may need to get some self-help books or pick up some hobbies because I don't think that chewing nicotine gum or wearing nicotine patches will be a safe alternative when it comes to the baby's health. They do have those "electric cigarettes" where you look and feel like you're smoking but instead of inhaling all the toxic chemicals you are inhaling water vapor. That sounds like a really great alternative but I've never tried them so I would suggest looking into it. I was able to quit cold turkey many years ago (i wasn't pregnant back then) but I understand quitting is different for everyone so all I can say is definitely do whatever it takes to quit smoking.

RachyD |

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All of you who suggest someone who smokes does not deserve to be a parent or is a terrible person or should "keep their pants on" needs to think again. NONE OF YOU have the right to judge anyone! You are not given the power to judge others. You should offer helpful advice. If you care so much about the unborn children of smokers than try helping the mothers by giving them advice and sincere encouragement to quit. How dare you all just spat out hateful and hurtful things. Just because a woman smokes during her pregnancy does NOT mean she does not LOVE her child or that she won't be a good mother. Bottom line is I would like to see more women supporting each other and encouraging each other to make better choices. To all moms-to-be who smoke or have other harmful addictions, BE STRONG! Talk to your doctor and follow their advice to the best of your ability. You will never be perfect at being pregnant or parenting and that's okay. Try to do what is best for you and your baby. You and your doctor will know what is best. It's not easy being pregnant or being a mom but it is SO rewarding! You will be a wonderful mom. God blessed you with a beautiful baby and your baby will love you so much it will sometimes bring you to tears. You and your baby deserve every happiness. Good luck to all you mom's and moms-to-be as you face immeasurable obstacles.

sarahandjohnjr |

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To some of those who answered this q with a judgmental answer such as being an irresponsible parent or selfish mom..... Obviously the person asking the q is thinking about their baby and obviously none of you are smokers who answered. It is very hard to quit smoking. Not to mention, I am sure some of you are "selfish" or "irresponsible" enough and have that big greasy cheeseburger, bowl of ice cream, or whatever craving you give into. Don't get me wrong, I don't think smoking is a good idea but is it really necessary to answer with such ugly comments. We are examples for our children and we are not setting very good examples if we are making ugly comments like that.

zebrastripes |

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How dare any person in this world put down anyone for doing anything!! There was no one asking for anyones "opinion" on if they are a bad mother for smoking while pregnant.. it is not up to you to decide who is what! your being a bad parent and mother for judging and i pray to God our children never run into each other in this world because you feel is it right to put people you dont even know down for their own decisions....I have smoked for 9 years and when i found out i was pregnant.. i wanted to smoke more! i was so stressed out and afraid i didnt know what to do! and the funny thing is my doctor never once yelled at me for smoking and i actually dont even remember him saying anything about it except to cut back if i can.. well i quit for about a week then i started having about 1 a day.. it was by far the hardest thing ive ever been through my whole entire life and i never want to feel that way again! i am almost 4 months pregnant and i smoke once a day.. sometimes not at all.. the thing is when you find out your pregnant you give up so much in your life.. and if your a smoker you know that smoking is the best part of your day.. after you eat, when you wake up, talking on the phone.. its more routine than addiction i think.. but... any mother out there wondering if you should quit... of course you should! you shouldnt drink caffiene you shouldnt hop down stairs, you shouldnt get in hot tubs, you shouldnt eat shrimp, you shouldnt do pretty much anything but take your prenatals and try to shove anything healthy down your throat.. if you can quit do it!!! if not cut back as much as you can handle and you will still have a baby growing in your stomach and i bet it'll be healthier than ever! God bless you all and i hope you girls have an amazing life with the little angel God blessed you with!

555kg |

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I am now 18 weeks pregnant and am a smoker. When I first found out that I was pregnant, I tried to just quit completely cold turkey. I didn't want to subject my unborn child to the chemicals in cigarettes. After a few days I noticed I was having abdominal pain and went to the doctor. They told me that quitting completely can increase the mother's stress level due to withdrawal and actually put the baby in more danger. Her advice to me was to stay as calm as possible and make every attempt to not be stressed so I wouldn't smoke as much but to not be afraid to have ONE cigarette when I know my stress level is getting too high. I have cut back from almost 2 packs a day to a pack every 1-2 WEEKS! Quitting all depends on how each person's body can handle it. It is best to not smoke anything at all, but it's great that people are willing to ask to try and do something a little better when quitting is not an easy option. The only thing that is completely healthy is to not smoke at all, but the next best is to just smoke the absolute minimum your body craves to reduce stress and withdrawal.

goobersmommy |

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Don't be so brash ppl. Unless you are actually a smoker or ever have been, you know how hard it is to quit smoking. Its actually more dangerous to quit smoking cold turkey than it is to gradually wein yourself down!!

whitwhit95 |

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I asked a simple question about smoking while pregnant and this site was one of the ones that came up. I figured since I already subscribed(?) I would check these answers out first... I really wish I hadn't. I've read every answer to this post and while some of you are compassionate enough I almost cried(suspecting hormones partly at fault), the rest of you have made me literally sick to my stomach...your answers are disgusting..the way you treat someone you don't even know and actually have the audacity to call them selfish makes me extremely disappointed in our gender...we are supposed to be the nurturing, caring, helpful gender, that's why we were chosen to go through pregnancy and childbirth. I will no longer be a part of this site due to the nastiness I've read here.

happilystartingover15 |

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I am on my 2nd pregnancy (first was a miscarriage-a pseudo pregnancy. I hadn't quit all the way with that pregnancy and blamed myself and smoking as the cause EVEN THOUGH it had nothing to do with it.) Well this time around I quit the day the Dr told me (I honestly didn't think I was, or even really had a clue). It was hard after 8 years of smoking. The 5th and 7th days are the absolute hardest. But I do know people who smoked once a day during their pregnancies and had normal healthy babies, I don't think it's a good idea personally. But my SIL for example was preg with twin girls and smoked extra light 100's and would only smoke half of one a day- her girls are beautiful and healthy. Someone else's post mentioned the Dr saying not to quit cold turkey and that is what the Dr told me my 1st pregnancy, it causes stress and all that. This time I quit cold turkey, only because I had a miscarriage before, and will do everything I can to prevent that from happening again. Good luck!

courtkh |

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So, I just found out that I am pregnant. I began smoking when my mom died and am now on the way to quitting I have cut back tremendously and tomorrow I will finally be off the habit. If I can quit anyone can. To be honest I think some of the comments are very harsh. I am a full time student, I work full time in a very stressful job, I recently lost quite a few people in my life to death, and I take care of my family. This is my first child and for the first few days I felt that the pregnancy was a false positive because I never thought that I could have a child. Now that the realization has kicked in I know I need to quit. And for those of you that will say bad things about this or other women that smoke... I am not selfish there is nothing more I want than for my husband and I to have a healthy child but I won't have most of my family nor my mother to help me learn about a pregnancy and it is scary. Yes I smoked the first 5 days I found out I was pregnant but I cut way back and that is a start. Like I said tomorrow is a new day a day for me with out this bad habit. So yes it is better to quit but I don't think people need to be so mean ... you don't know everyones story. Advise them but seriously don't be mean it will only make them keep smoking.

jessketterer |

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Quitting smoking is the most hardest thing ever, people who don't smoke think "oh, you can quit any time its not that hard" well jokes on you, it is. I'm 5 months now and still having the cravings and its truly not to pick up a cig and light it up. the fact base its not selfish for someone who's trying to quit, they have to struggle with the craving and as soon as they dissapear they should be straight, but having family member and friends that smoke don't make it easier on you, i still live with my parents and my dad smoke, 70% of my friends smoke, but they support me wholeheartedly. So anyone who wants to be judgmental can go somewhere and sit on it, if you never smoked then you dont know the hell most of us had to go through

demona87 |

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I don't care how "hard" it is to quit- if you are pregnant you do it for your unborn child! I think its crazy that in my state you can get a ticket if smoking in a car with a child present, but nothing is done when an 8 or 9 mo pregnant woman is smoking! You want your child born with asthma or birth defects? Quit smoking and stay away from those who do smoke, if they can't respect the fact that you are pregnant and shouldn't be around the smoke then they are not worth being around in the first place. Seriously you people who are sticking up for smokers are childish and selfish to put your desires above the welfare of the child YOU got pregnant with. If you don't want to quit smoking to have a baby then keep your legs shut.

sayers |

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Before I got pregnant, my hubby and I smoked over a pack a day. When I found out I was pregnant, I handed my pack to him and quit cold turkey. He tried to quit, but was unsuccessful as he works with smokers. Smelling the smoke on him, I couldn't help myself and gave into the cravings. I pilfered his cigarettes and even bought my own packs. I was (and still am) very ashamed. I smoked throughout most of my second trimester until my husband quit for good. He used Nicorette, but I went cold turkey, alost 2 mos ago. It was, and still is, VERY hard. In fact, reading all of the comments has triggered my desire for a cigarette. But I know that its harmful to the baby and me and I can't give in. Plus I don't have the access anymore. Am I selfish for smoking at all? Yes, quite a bit. Do I feel guilty? Yes, absolutely. But for my smoker friends, keep heart. You can do it, especially with the support of your friends and family. You'll feel better emotionally.

KGT126 |

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Hmm..hasn't anyone heard of asking a question to answer a question? If you're a heavy smoker, it's acutally really unhealthy for you to suddenly quit smoking. It's not only a very large shock to YOUR body, but also to the baby. Yes smoking is bad, but so is being a jerk to someone who asked a legitamate question. Everyone just relax, just because you're pregnant (like EVERYONE ELSE HERE) doesn't give you the right to be a total b****. Remember, there are other pregnant women here too. They can be just as rude to you as you're being to them.

AyeWynn |

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jenweber03 |

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I am a smoker and I went from smoking a pack (20 cigs) a day down to 3-4. I am 11 weeks. My doctor said that is great progress, I cut back the second I found out. She said the less you smoke the better AND yes AyeWnn I was told suddenly quitting is a shock to yours AND your babys body. Ease off. Doctor just said to have a quitting date in mind. I find it so rude that on a website where we are supposed to be offering and accepting advice from women who are pregnant or have been pregnant, the judging that is going on. Saying that a woman who is having difficulties kicking a bad habit (I have been smoking for 6 years) is going to be a terrible selfish mother is a TERRIBLE thing to say. Why not offer advice and support, like the mother may not feel bad enough without you putting the guilt trip on her. Maybe you will be a bad mom for being so judgmental. Who knows. Thanks to everyone with the positive advice and support. And for all of the other smokers out there who are trying to quit. Take it one day at a time. Cut back as much as you can. Have a date in mind to be completely done.

littlenugget1211 |

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I had smoked for 15 years when I found I was pregnant 12 weeks ago. I immediately cut back, and now am down to 3-4 a week. Yes please, to the people who have never smoked, its better you leave no opinion. We all know smoking is bad for us, and we all feel horrible whenever we light up. Having an addiction to something is selfish, but saying that doesn't change the addiction. I do look forward to my quitting date, and I also look forward to being smoke free. To all you mammas out there struggling, think possitvie, think about you and your baby's health. And please do not pay any attention to these women on here who so selfishly can't wait to judge you. Good luck to all of you and your future children.

catlackey |

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i would just like to say that i dont know but smoking is smoking ether way, however i think it would be a lot better for the baby if you cut down to the point where soon you just quit, at least thats what im doing, i smoke prolly 2 packs a day and now im down to just 10 a day and every week it will go down until im done smoking, and btw to all of the fucking bitches that say you shouldne be a mom cuz ur too selfish, they can shut the fuck up cuz they have no say in what you do and really the have no right to be that rude, maybe cuz they r so rude they shouldnt b moms cuz they cant keep their mouths shut which will fuck up ur kids when they are older mentally so how about everyone just keeps their negative comments that are rude and uncalled for to themselves, this website isnt for moms to bash other moms its about helping eachother. quit being rude you fucking bitches (not all of you just the ones that cant keep their rude comments to themselves)

beccad420 |

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Really? I mean...honestly? No. The answer to your question is no. Just to be on the safe side alcohol and recreational drugs are bad, as well.

jmconry |

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I have never smoked and it is unquestionably bad to smoke regardless if you are pregnant or not, but to the mothers to be that are so judgmental at least the person that asked the question knew enough to ask without just assuming and smoking anyways. I'm not sure any one of us has the perfect environment going in whether it be our lifestyle, finances, or being in perfect physical shape for the baby so next time someone asks a question try to be constructive before telling them they would be horrible mothers or to keep their pants on...I'm not sure that kind of behavior is any kind of behavior a good parent would want to pass on to their children as well...if our children did that or acted that way they would probably have been put in time out

jrlamc |

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I am no oneto judge anyone else. In my experience, im 16 weekd and its an everyday struggle not to light up my 20 cigarrettes a day like i used to. I admitt, i do light up one everynow and then and yes, i feel bad after i smoke half so obviously I dont need anybody reminding me how bad it is and making me feel worse. Im drinking a lot of water, yes eating alot more, I'll often have so ething in my mouth (gum, a straw, candy) and also feel better with something between the fingers i usually would have a cigarette.... Its a process everyone takes as long as they need.. Ireally dont think we are really horrible moms that dont deserve a baby because we have a terrible addiction. Good luck to all.

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Q&A: Are light cigaretters safer while pregnant?

As a NICU nurse, I see firsthand the damages smoking,drugs and alcohol cause unborn children so I do not care if you are having a "hard time " quitting...then maybe you shouldn't be responsible for a child who cannot fend for themselves. I smoked 14 years ago before I had my first child and quit cold turkey as soon as I found out. Yeah...it was hard, so what.......my unborn child was more precious then my cravings or my own selfish behavior. Yes it is selfish to keep smoking and no light cigarettes are not safer. Also smoke on your clothes is bad for your baby as well after your baby is born.

Beginning Again |

Q&A: Are light cigaretters safer while pregnant?

There was a really simple answer to this really simple question. No, light cigarettes are not safer, in fact if you switch from regular to light you may be inclined to smoke more because they lack the flavour and harshness that make you feel as though you are smoking. You're better off to cut down or switch to something with a less pleasant flavour to discourage you from smoking it. I am very shocked by some of the answers posted here, and find it hard to believe that there are no site administrators removing the inappropriate comments of ignorant and classless posters. Good luck to any woman attempting to quit smoking. There is no better time than now, when you're not just quitting for yourself there's more incentive to succeed. It's going to be hard, and sometimes you may fail, but stay at it because it's worth it and one day your child will thank you for it.

jrush89 |

Q&A: Are light cigaretters safer while pregnant?

I'm really really disappointed at some of the answers given on this board.. Yes, smokers know that smoking is bad for them and for their babies. BUT, any doctor will tell you that you should NOT quit cold turkey. The truth is, by the time you and your baby share a blood supply, your baby is just as addicted to cigarettes as the mother. Stopping cold turkey causes the baby to suffer from withdrawals as much as the mother. The correct answer is to cut down and eventually quit - allowing both the mother and the baby to slowly break their addiction. No, light cigarettes are not better over regulars - they only difference is that there are holes in the filter to allow for more air flow upon inhalation, decreasing the flavor but not the toxins being inhaled. Take a look at how many cigarettes you smoke daily (if you smoke more than 1 pack a day, then limit yourself to 1 pack the first day) - decrease that amount by 2.. The next day, decrease that new amount by 1. Each day, decrease by 1. Continue to do this each day - eventually you will go from 20 to none in the course of 20 days.. Even if you can get down from a pack a day to 4 or five a day, you're doing great.. Each cig that you don't smoke is an accomplishment, make sure you view it as such..

Babyvett |

Q&A: Are light cigaretters safer while pregnant?

I would also like to thank those of you who answered with compassion and common sense - that's what this forum is supposed to be all about.

fsugrrl727 |

Q&A: Are light cigaretters safer while pregnant?

Please try to stop smoking while you’re pregnant. You never know how it will affect you baby. Have you heard of an electronic cigarette? It’s a great product that helps those who want to quit smoking. You should definitely try it.

GreenEd98 |

Q&A: Are light cigaretters safer while pregnant?

Its not an issue of wanting to quit, or being selfish. This woman never said "Oh hey, yeah I wanna hurt my baby, cause smoke tastes so good" She asked a question, as I'm sure you all have done throughout your journey towards motherhood. To the woman that originally asked this question: Honey, you got you answer from a few people that were kind enough to give you the information you were looking for. And as for the rest of these hurtful comments, ignore them. I'm sure you know whats best for you and your baby. I just found out last week that I was pregnant, and as a pack a day smoker, I made the decision right away to get healthy. But I spoke with my doctor (some of you ladies should try this.) and learned that quitting cold turkey can end up doing more harm than good. I am proud to say that I have gone from a pack a day, to one cigarette a day in the space of a week, with a plan to taper down my half every week unti I quit for good. I know its hard, believe me, I tried quitting so many times long before I became pregnant. Luckily my baby was the impetus I needed to take that leap. I can't promise that I won't ever smoke again (because no addict can ladies), but I can say that my desire to be healthy for my baby outweighs my need for those cigarettes. I have a plan and its in action. I wish you the best of luck, and I want you to know that their are mothers out there that have been in your shoes.

Alibali88 |

Q&A: Are light cigaretters safer while pregnant?

The fact that she asked means that she had indeed wanted to ensure the safety of her baby, I hope this site supplies useful information and supportive comments instead of bashing someone up and making assumptions about people. That being said, it is always safer to consult a doctor and get his advice on your best course of action.

J3nnYCP4p |

Q&A: Are light cigaretters safer while pregnant?

I'm pretty disgusted with some of you moms who have left such judgmental and harsh responses. You're not perfect. Not a single one of you. If it's not cigarettes, it's something else. You're probably those people who sit at the playground and gossip about their "friends" while smiling and waving. You should be ashamed of yourself.

MamaPajama77 |

Q&A: Are light cigaretters safer while pregnant?

Light or not cigarettes are not good while pregnant. However, I feel sorry for the children of all of the judgemental mothers. Reassurance is all some people need to help them quit. I smoked for 6 years- I found out I was pregnant and stopped smoking immediately. However, it was a bit easier for me considering the smell of cigarette smoke alone made me gag and want to puke. Now it's easy- been about a month since I stopped and don't even have cravings.

tambojo |

Q&A: Are light cigaretters safer while pregnant?

The "light" means that the cigarettes have less nicotine but they still contain nicotine and other hundred chemical additives so you have to quit smoking right now. I was a smoker and I know it is very hard to stop so you should consider for an addiction treatment to help you, if you are concerned about your baby's health. The best thing if you will stop smoking is that not only your baby will benefit from this but you will be healthier too.

donahulin |

Q&A: Are light cigaretters safer while pregnant?

i didn't read all of the comments, but i would also like to add that as someone who quit smoking as soon as the test was positive, nothing containing nicotine is safe while you are pregnant. my doctor told me to quit cold turkey and it would have no harmful affects on the baby. a lot of people tend to say that cold turkey hurts the baby because of the withdrawal symptoms, which is not accurate. you ween yourself off of prescriptions and things like that, but for alcohol, caffeine, and cigarettes, its ok to go cold turkey. caffeine obviously isn't as harmful as alcohol and cigarettes and you don't have to completely quit that but if you decide to then quitting caffeine cold turkey is totally safe and will not cause a miscarriage.

mjameson15 |

Q&A: Are light cigaretters safer while pregnant?

You're also all forgetting that when our mothers were pregnant with us it was normal to smoke or have a cocktail. My mum told me she smoked until she was 6 months pregnant with me. I was a smoker. The second I found out I was pregnant(6weeks) I quit right away. I'll be out or hanging around with friends and I've caught myself answer "yes" if someone offers a cig. Just out of habit. Of course I dont smoke it but it just proves what a mentally addictive thing cigarettes can be. I plan on never going back to a smoking lifestyle and my husband is slowly cutting down to get ready for LO

femifatale |

Q&A: Are light cigaretters safer while pregnant?

I've recently took a physical therapy degree online and I learned that any kind of cigarettes can be harmful during pregnancy. It doesn't matter if they are normal or light as both of them contains nicotine and tar which are two substances capable to cross the bareer and to enter in the baby's blood.

ClaudiaDupont |

Q&A: Are light cigaretters safer while pregnant?

iv had a REALLY HARD time trying to quite i did smoke the first 4 days b/c it was so hard but i went from smoking 15 a day to like 4 or 5 and as so as the pack was done so was i and just the other me and my husband just got our first car together the lady that was there she smoked (she would stand really far away tho) i wanted to ask for one so bad but i didnt its hard to be around people that do smoke bc i still do want one but i know its bad while im pregnant and i dont want to smoke even after i have my baby but i guess im gonna have to see i thought it would be a lot easier but found out its a lot harder then i thought so for the ones that want to judge its really not all that easy and we try very VARY hard its not that we dont love our baby's its unforantlly we were addicted to smoking before we got pregnant but at least we try

JacquelineCarver24 |

Q&A: Are light cigaretters safer while pregnant?

I have a high risk pregnancy and I smoke. I brought up to my OB about the fact that I smoke and she gave me a chart on how to quit smoking safely while pregnant.

xxArrinaxx |

Q&A: Are light cigaretters safer while pregnant?

Wow....I cannot believe the complete ignorance of many of these women! I found out I'm pregnant about 2 wks ago, and quit smoking right then. HOWEVER, just because it worked for me in my situation, does not mean that it can work in everyones situation! Who are you people to judge so harshly when you don't know others situations?!?! Are you doctors??!! For you to criticize someone for smoking because it was the advice given to them BY THEIR DOCTORS is absolutely ridiculous! I feel worse for these babies that will be born to mean hearted, judgmental mothers.......hopefully they don't fall into their mothers mean hearted habits!

Shannlee |