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How Do I Choose the Best Professional Cleaning Service

Keeping your home clean can be an exhausting task, especially if you have to squeeze it in between the chaos and work and keeping your family in line. And if your life feels like it’s nothing but cleaning and tedious chores, perhaps it’s…

How to Keep Your Pool Clean Without Using Chemicals

The weather is getting hotter and hotter, and if you haven’t done it already, you are probably getting ready to open your pool and start the swimming season. Having a pool in your backyard is wonderful, but it requires quite some effort before you…

8 Ways to Make Food Shopping as a Parent More Bearable

No one is denying children aren’t the gift that keep on giving. But, as a parent, there are just some tasks in day to day adult life that shouldn’t be accompanied by kids. Namely the weekly food shop. Opening yourself up to a world of whining, potential tantrums and…

Smoking During Pregnancy – What Risks Are Involved For Me and My Baby?

I remember when I found out that I was pregnant with my youngest son, I stumbled upon the pregnancy forum on Baby Center.  Baby center has a birth club for the birth month and year that my baby was due so that you could connect with mothers who were experiencing the same things that you were.  It almost seems like yesterday that I was busy surfing through the forums and counting down the weeks until my baby was born.  During those first few weeks, I saw countless posts about mother’s who were frantic because they found out they were pregnant.  Most of these women didn’t realize that they were pregnant until they were half way through their first trimester and they wanted to know how harmful cigarette smoking could be for their baby.  There is no right answer for this question because there are a number of various consequences for smoking during pregnancy.  Here are some possible examples of possible complications from smoking during pregnancy:

  • My baby was perfectly normal.
  • I had a miscarriage.
  • My baby had difficulty breathing after being born.
  • I had my baby prematurely.
  • My baby passed away from SIDS.
  • My baby was born early.
  • My baby was born with a birth defect.
  • My child had frequent ear infections and has asthma as a toddler.

Even if you smoked with a previous pregnancy, it is best to at least attempt to cut down or quit smoking all together.  Smoking deprives your baby of oxygen and can cause complications including death.  If you are currently pregnant, please talk your ob/gyn or midwife.  You want to have a support system and want someone there to encourage you.  Please continue reading my tips on How to Quick Smoking during Pregnancy at Uplifting Families.

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