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Is it safe to have a cigarette once in a while when pregnant?

Is it safe to have a cigarette once in a while when pregnant?

Please don't smoke.: Tobacco smoke is never considered safe for the smoker, for the fetus, for the newborn or other children, for anyone nearby. Kids need healthy lungs and healthy parents: http://www.Cdc.Gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/health_effects/tobacco_related_mortality/index.Htm#women. ...Read more

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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Do you think will be healthy? I found out 3months ago that im pregnant and i was in a household who smoked cigareets well now i moved in with my mom and eating better and not around smoke.

Do you think will be healthy? I found out 3months ago that im pregnant and i was in a household who smoked cigareets well now i moved in with my mom and eating better and not around smoke.

I : I am glad to hear you moved to a healthier environment. I do not think you should worry. The effects of second hand smoke on a pregnant women are far less compared to you actually doing the smoking. Continue to live a healthy lifestyle and take the vitamins as prescribed by your doctor. I wish you a happy and healthy pregnancy. ...Read more

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Im 21 weeks pregnant is it bad to be around people that smoke ciggarets?

Im 21 weeks pregnant is it bad to be around people that smoke ciggarets?

Yes: There is definitely concern for 2nd hand smoke when women are pregnant. Obviously, definitely not as unhealthy as smoking yourself, but most physicians are going to recommend that you avoid 2nd hand smoke when pregnant. If someone near you is smoking indoors, you can ask politely if they would smoke outside. If you are outside, obviously, consider moving away from the smoke. Hope that helps ...Read more

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Im 26 weeks pregnant and went from smoking a pack of cigerettes a day to not smoking at all. Im wondering if thatll hurt my baby?

Im 26 weeks pregnant and went from smoking a pack of cigerettes a day to not smoking at all. Im wondering if thatll hurt my baby?

Smoking harmful: Stopping smoking was a good decision. Having smoked may have harmed the baby, but it's too late to worry about that. That you stopped, and hopefully will stay off cigarettes was the right thing to do for yourself and your baby. ...Read more

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Im 6 wks pregnant. When should I stop worrying about having a miscarriage? Also, is E cigarettes safer than regular cigarettes during pregnancy?

Im 6 wks pregnant. When should I stop worrying about having a miscarriage? Also, is E cigarettes safer than regular cigarettes during pregnancy?

Stop smoking: Smoking raises the risk of miscarriage. Stop smoking to decrease your risk of miscarriage and many other harmful effects to you and your baby. There are no studies regarding the effects of E Cigs or Vaping in pregnancy so the best choice if to stop. E Cigs likely exposed your baby to less chemicals than cigarettes but neither are considered safe. ...Read more

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Is it safer to taper off cigarettes or to quit smoking fast while pregnant?

Is it safer to taper off cigarettes or to quit smoking fast while pregnant?

Quit fast: The faster you quit the better. Better to use nicotine gum, patches, etc rather than continue smoking. Ideally quitting cold turkey is best. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use electric cigarrette during pregnancy ?

Is it safe to use electric cigarrette during pregnancy ?

No: Moving away from smoking cigarettes when you are pregnant is a very good idea. Replacing them with E-cigarettes .. not so much. There is still some nicotine, quite harmful to the baby & placenta, in E-cigarettes and, as they are not regulated, the amount is unknown ... in some E-cigs it might be more! Also, you and baby are exposed to other toxins in E-cigarettes. They are not safe. ...Read more