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When Pregnancy Doesn't Stop the Vices

Someone might wanna tell Mrs. McSteamy that cream puffs are a much better (and dare I say tastier) alternative to smoke rings when it comes to breeding new life. Rebecca Gayheart's handsome hubby may play a doctor on television, but apparently any advice from her own doctor regarding the hazards of smoking while pregnant may have gone by the wayside. While it was acceptable in the past, we now know all the harm that can come with nicotine presence in the womb. In hopes of providing their child the best start in life, many expectant ladies take the nine months to rid themselves of the habit while others just keep on keepin' on like nothing has changed.

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Nadia24gv
Nadia24gv
Number 2 said "She tried to quit for them but wasn't able." LMAO!! Awwww...were the cigarettes shoved into her mouth and lit by someone with a gun? What a lame ass excuse. You know how to quit? Don't buy them!! Wow! so hard! Smoking while pregnant should be illegal since you are potentially causing lasting harm to another human being.
GlowingMoon
GlowingMoon
I cringe, too, when I see a pregnant woman smoking. It's disturbing.
vmruby
vmruby
If this is an indication of things to come, that kid is in big trouble.....
Zivanod
Zivanod
It disgusts me that soneone would still smoke while pregnangt. My mom did with me and I have asthma because of it. As hard as it may be to give up your vices, it is the most basic thing you can do to allow your wee one to start off on the best foot possible.
rgrl
rgrl
Although I don't think one should smoke during pregnancy, all the comments saying that if you can't stop smoking you shouldn't have a child are ridiculous. It's not your place to decide that.
snarkypants
snarkypants
ugh. if you can't give up smoking, you shouldn't have a kid.
skigurl
skigurl
roaring silence, i have heard that too (that if you smoke SO MUCH that your body will be in shock if you quit cold turkey) so they are told to smoke one or two a day to wean off BUT if you see a pregnant woman smoking in public, do you really think that's her ONE a day? if you had one smoke to enjoy all day long do you think you'd do it out in the open with your preggo belly for everyone to see/judge? i think i'd wait until i was home, relaxed, and comfortable to have my indulgence... so i'm sure for a lot of selfish smokers who can't/won't quit, they just use that as an excuse
skigurl
skigurl
i don't think we should be ashamed for looking down on pregnant women who some (or drink) - it's simply unhealthy for your child and you're selfish if you keep up the habit....anyone can quit, it's just a matter of willpower, and if you can't put your child first, you shouldn't be having one. simple as that.
missyd
missyd
this woman needs a smack. You wanna be harmful to your own body? FINE. But your body is not only your right now. You are carrying your poor, innocent defenseless child in there. Smothering it with smoke. What a sin. If she is that selfish, she should not be allowed to reproduce. I am 11 weeks pregnant. I smoked. The MINUTE I found out I was pregnant, in the garbage those cigarettes went. Cold turkey. Smoking was not even an option anymore. Was it hard? A little...but it was just so cut and dry i didn't even mourn the loss of it. Pregnant. No smoking. That's IT. Same for wine, beer, any alcohol. I'm not perfect...I sneak a coffee or two a week. But if that's the absolute worst I do, I think I'm OK. I've given up everything else. And didn't even mind doing it :). It's for my precious little belly bean! This woman still puts herself and her own desires first. Thats obvious
RoaringSilence
RoaringSilence
What is wrong with that person? Ugh. One time I saw a pregnant woman smoking and asked her if she didn't think that it was a bad idea... and she said her doctor had told her that, because she smoked so much before, the withdrawal symptoms if she stopped suddenly would be much worse than if she continued to smoke some. And I don't think she was kidding.
vinnie
vinnie
I gave up coffee. Well, I did drink decaf, so I had a substitute for my vice.
Sarana
Sarana
Smoking when pregnant is wrong and stupid but it has already been found that this photo is old! So we don't know that she smokes while pregnant.
Moms
Moms
Seeing pregnant women smoke makes me cringe. I can't help it.
totygoliguez
totygoliguez
This woman should not have children. As a mother you should put your child first, if you can do it, then you are the worst mother in the world.
MissSushi
MissSushi
A friend of mine, then not now, smoked through her pregnancy and ended up not only having to be emergency induced becuase of drastically low amniotic fluid, but the baby had numerous problems the doctor attributed to the smoking. She had a heart murmur as well as a hole in her heart that refused to close on its own. She had several other undeveloped issues like ducts and such. These things could have happened anyway, but the doctors shes seen feel that becuase of a lack of history with the problems and the fact that she smoked 2 packs a day is what caused them. I think she's a complete idiot. I knew her 5 years before she had the baby and her biggest thing was that she smoked for her but that if she got pregnant she would quit... mmhmm, THAT happened.
kmckay
kmckay
well i certainly hope its a stunt if she's smoking! how could you when you know all the health risks?!?! she needs to stop being so selfish and think about the little one she's carrying
oliveoyle625
oliveoyle625
I feel for the baby growing in her belly and for the expectant mother's own health.
pinkprincess1101
I have to admit that I hate to see pregnant women smoking it actually disgust me. I don't understand why woman do it.
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