Top 10 Reasons to Quit Smoking While Pregnant
Need a good reason to quit smoking while pregnant? How about 10 of ‘em? Smoking is one of the most harmful things a pregnant woman can do to her baby. But, as they say, knowledge is power. Armed with the knowledge of how smoking is dangerous for your baby hopefully will help you grow your desire to quit smoking.
Without further adieu, here is the list. From, let’s say, least to most important.
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Number 10: Now is the time to save a little cash
Babies are not inexpensive: diapers, clothes, food, formula, getting the nursery ready. It all adds up. The money you save from quitting smoking can help to neutralize these expenses.
Number 9: What will the other mothers think?
Now I am not the type to care what other people think too much but there is a huge stigma attached with smoking while pregnant. If you are pregnant and smoking you are most likely closet smoking at this point because, honestly, you are afraid of what others may think. Quit smoking to relieve yourself of the hassle.
Number 8: Decrease the chance of your baby having colic.
Recent studies have shown that babies of women who smoke have a higher chance of being colicky. Quit smoking now and increase your chances of having a happier baby.
Number 7: Cigarette smoke is just as bad for your baby after it is born.
Quit smoking while pregnant and you will decrease the complications it can cause your baby after you deliver your baby.
Number 6: Reduce chances of respiratory infections in your child.
If you smoke cigarettes while pregnant and subject your baby to second hand smoke after they are born you can increase their chances of getting asthma or other respiratory infections.
Number 5: Avoid placenta abruption.
The placenta of women who smoke tends to be thinner. This leads to a condition where the placenta pulls away from the wall of the uterus necessitating an immediate delivery, usually cesarean.
Number 4: Prevent the chance of low birth rate.
Birth weight is a very important factor in the health of your baby. Smoking increases the chances of your baby suffering from low birth weight, one of the greatest reaons babies become ill.
Number 3: Decrease the chances of Preterm Labor.
Smoking during pregnancy increases your chances of delivering too early. Babies who are born premature can suffer from a number of complications, even death.
Number 2: Smoking can lead to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Studies show that babies born to women who smoke both during and after pregnancy have a greater risk to die from SIDS.
Number 1: Both you and your baby deserve to have the best chance at a healthy and happy life!
Any of the above reasons make it a no-brainer to quit smoking while pregnant. Hopefully the combination of all of them will totally convince you, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that you need to quit smoking now. Visit our home pageto learn the most effective and safest way to quit smoking while pregnant.