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Smoking

edited July 2016 in Health & Medicine
I know this topic will raise a few eyebrows, but here we go:

I have always smoked since I was a teenager and never really felt the need to try and stop. When we planned to have a baby my husband and I discussed this issue and what I was going to do going forward. I have decided to stop during pregnancy but could not really imagine to stay a non-smoker to be honest. Luckily I managed to stop during pregnancy but right after I gave birth I had to have a cigarette.

I know a lot of people will not understand me but that´s okay. I spoke to the midwife who had to get the head nurse and they let me go for a cigarette with my mum.

For that I got a lot of nasty looks but that did not bother me too much. A few midwifes were really nice about it though. One said that she knows we are both grown-ups and that everybody knows that it is bad for your health. Which is true, I do know that and I do know smoke around my baby and when I went for a cigarette in the hospital I did wash my hands and brushed my teeth before I got my baby again.

So my question to smokers. Did you manage to stop for good or did you start again?

Mumofone

Comments

  • I have a huge allergy to smoke. Sometimes the smoke that is left on things is worse than if someone is smoking nearby. The scent can make my nose hurt a lot and give me a headache. I can't imagine how bad that would be for a baby and they can't communicate it. I think it would be best to try everything you can to quit. You never know if your baby might be allergic to it or even get asthma or sinus issues.
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