The Dangers of Smoking Whilst Pregnant

What do you think about this picture?

Do you think she is ok smoking whilst heavily pregnant or is it acceptable to you?

If you are a mum, or know someone who has been pregnant, the initial feeling of joyousness and a new life growing inside you usually kicks in your inbuilt maternal instinct and you instantly never want to have a cigarette again.

For some people, this desire to stop doesn’t kick in and despite their baby’s best interests, they will continue to smoke throughout the pregnancy. Even if you cut down, that is better than sticking to the number that you were used to having.

It is a very big excuse to say that it will do more harm than good to stop now, as the body shock to the system in stopping ect blah blah, is just that, blah blah. As as ex smoker, I know from first hand experience smokers justify their smoking behaviour to the nth degree, and will continue to smoke if that is their wish despite any circumstance.

What are your reasons to smoke?

  • It helps me relax
  • I do it when stressed
  • I do it when socialising
  • I smoke when im happy
  • I smoke when im sad
  • I smoke when im bored
  • I’m addicted to cigarettes
  • ect ect ect ect

Whether you are pregnant or not, the reasons you do smoke, the reasons you justify you smoke, are all one and the same, happy/sad, socialising/bored it doesn’t make sense! You smoke when ever you want to, and are quite happy doing so thank you very much!


If you are pregnant and want to use Hypnotherapy to Stop Smoking for good, give me a call to see how I can help you quit, quickly easily and all in one session.

Pregnant mums receive 25% off my Smoking Cessation programme, call now to free yourself from your smoking trap.

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The Lungs

  • When you smoke, or inhale other people’s secondhand smoke, the smoke goes into your lungs.
  • Chemicals from the smoke, such as carbon monoxide, are then absorbed into your bloodstream.
  • Some of the oxygen in your blood is replaced by carbon monoxide.
  • This means that the oxygen supply to your baby may be restricted.

The Heart 

  • When you smoke you inhale over 4,000 chemicals from the cigarette. One of these is a dangerous chemical called carbon monoxide, which gets into your bloodstream.
  • This restricts the oxygen that’s essential for your baby’s healthy growth and development, and because cigarettes restrict their oxygen supply, their tiny heart has to beat harder every time you smoke.

During Birth

  • Smoking can cause a greater risk of miscarriage and stillbirth.
  • Your baby is more likely to be born prematurely and with a low birth weight.

See NHS website for more Smoking Cessation related information.

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