The long-debated topic rages on when it comes to stopping the epidemic of women smoking during pregnancy. The habit altogether isn’t the best habit when it comes to a person’s health, to begin with, and it’s even more dangerous when the person involved in the habit is a mother that is expecting a child.

Smoking during pregnancy can cause a number of issues like miscarriages, spinal cord defects, and many other issues. If you want to know the full statistics for smoking during pregnancy then just check out this link and you will find all the things that you need to know about the topic.

If it is difficult for you to stop smoking during pregnancy then there are quite a few things that you can do to stop. It is important to get your family and friends involved so that they understand your determination to provide a healthier environment for yourself and your unborn child.

Getting your family and friends on board will help you to cleanse your environment of any and everything that has to do with smoking. Things like ridding your home of ashtrays, lighters, cigarettes, and other smoking paraphernalia.

It is also important to do your best to cleanse your furniture and clothes of the smoking scent. This is important because just the scent of smoke may be enough to trigger a mother to begin smoking again.

If those things don’t work then you can always visit your primary care physician and consider nicotine replacement therapy. These can be medications that are safe for you to take and use during the duration of your pregnancy and even after you’ve given birth.

Even all of those things may not work to help you curve your need to smoke. Which is why we recommend getting to the root problem of why you choose to smoke in the first place.

By getting to the root of your problem you can find different ways to cope with your smoking habit that help to promote a healthier and better environment for you and your child. There are some things we recommend you do instead of smoking.

Try exercising as a means of reducing your stress. Exercise not only will help you remain healthy and get your body in shape to deliver your child it will also help you to reduce your stress while building your endurance.

Another thing you can do is talk to a therapist. Talking to a therapist will help you to get a professional’s opinion and also help you to properly process the things that are causing you problems and find a solution or steps that will help you to better cope with your stresses.

Additional things you can do is take a bath filled with lavender or other essential oils. A warm bath will loosen up your muscles, therefore, promoting overall body relaxation and the lavender and other essential oils will help to ease your mind and truly relax.

If none of these things work for you then there are a plethora of alternatives not dealing with stressors that don’t include smoking a cigarette. It will just take some time to find some sort of hobby that will help you alleviate your stress.

Alleviating stress will also take the excess stress that your fetus may be feeling. Now really consider that the compounding of stress plus smoking during pregnancy and what all of that can do you a fetus that is still in the developmental stages of their life.

You could potentially be crippling your child before they’ve had a chance to learn and grow. And being that we are our children’s first teacher this isn’t teaching them a very good lesson. And this bad lesson will follow them for the rest of their lives.

We hope that by sharing our thoughts and the hard statistics with you about smoking during pregnancy that you will be moved to begin the steps to quit smoking. And we wish that once you stop smoking you quit for good.

Take your time looking over the link that we have provided and then speak to your physician about ceasing to smoke. Your baby will thank you magnificently for putting them and their health and safety first.