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Friday, March 23, 2012

Smoking While Pregnant

This has been on my mid for the last week and I can’t stop thinking about it.  As I was leaving the supermarket last week I see a young girl, I’d say maybe in her 20’s with some guy at the stop light waiting to cross.

She was pregnant and smoking. I didn’t see the cig at first and as I kept looking at them there it was in her right hand.  I had to do a double take because at first I thought ok maybe she’s just fat and that is why she is smoking but it wasn’t the case. I purposely drove even slower to get a better look at this ghetto white trash bitch soon to be mother to make sure I wasn’t mistaken. And no I’m not calling her that because she was smoking, she really was all that.

As someone who has struggled to conceive and would need to go through IVF again to have another child, well this just pisses me off. This poor baby is already suffering and he/she isn’t even born yet. We know the damage that second hand smoke has on us, never mind what it is doing do an unborn child. According to the CDC, smoking while pregnant causes health problems to mother and child – ok, really – no sh*t, like they really need to do research to tell us that. I guess for some women out there like our GWT chickie is okay with doing the following to her child:

  • Lower the amount of oxygen available to you and your growing baby.
  • Increase your baby's heart rate.
  • Increase the chances of miscarriage and stillbirth.
  • Increase the risk that your baby is born prematurely and/or born with low birth weight.
  • Increase your baby's risk of developing respiratory (lung) problems.

You can probably bet that GWT chickie had no intention of getting knocked up and therefore doesn’t really give a crap about what she is doing to her unborn child which pisses me off even more. My heart breaks for all babies in this situation. Maybe I’ll stalk her, shank her ass wait for the baby to be born and save it from its chimney smoking mama. Of course I have no idea who GWT chickie is.

I have never been a smoker. Yea sure I’ve tried it here and there in high school when we were out drinking but it wasn’t for me. For one thing, it was like dumping an ashtray in your mouth- It tasted like ass. Umm, for the record, I’ve never actually tasted ass but you get the point.

I would hope that if you are a smoker and find yourself with child, that you will quit for the sake of your baby’s health. I understand that many women do that and then start smoking again and if that is the case I hope they are not smoking in front of the baby. My daughter turned 2 back in December and when she was a baby I would not let anyone who was a smoker touch her. If for some reason someone had just had a cig and they were holding her and I would see it I would make a bee line for her and rip her out of that person’s arms. My husband is a lot nicer than I am and wouldn’t say anything to them but I don’t give a shit crap, she’s my child and I’m her mother. He used to be a smoker so he can’t smell sh*t these days – literally, Buggy will be right in front of him with the smelliest poo in her diaper and he usually doesn’t smell it.  Even now, I will do my best to avoid walking by a smoker if I’m with her. I hate it myself and the smoke triggers my allergies anyway but I just can’t stand the smell of it. 

When I was pregnant the smell of coffee made me sick and I couldn’t even go into Dunkin Donuts – not even the drive thru because to me it smelled like cigarettes. I don’t even like walking through the casino’s in Vegas cuz I’ll end up reeking of cig smoke – up I’m a total anal bi-atch like that.

So tell me, did any of you smoke while pregnant? You can be honest – I won’t judge you.

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