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AlwaysBelieve19 Sat 11-Jul-20 00:35:51

Hey ladies today I was at a friends house and normally she smokes in the kitchen but today Bec she was doing a little dinner thing she had w couple of people in the kitchen smoking with her at first I was in the front room but then I had to go in the kitchen to get me and the other kids some food so think I was in there for no more than 10mins now I'm worried I harmed my baby because there was a lot of people smoking until the room was very smoky

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Brokenfurnitureandroses Sat 11-Jul-20 00:40:27

10 minutes couldn’t harm your baby. I know it’s difficult when you are pregnant and you worry about lots of things. I definitely did. But the warnings are for smokers and those that have people smoking in their homes all of the time. Anyway, your body filters out as much of the bad stuff as possible before it gets to baby.

Somethingorotherorother Sat 11-Jul-20 05:23:55

Are they aware you're pregnant? I found that when I was pregnant if i asked anyone politely to smoke elsewhere they immediately did. You do have to ask though!

Hatscats Sat 11-Jul-20 07:53:47

Be more concerned about the kids all inhaling all that smoke!

Must stick too. Not nice!

Hatscats Sat 11-Jul-20 07:55:21

Stink not stick 😂

AlwaysBelieve19 Sat 11-Jul-20 09:50:27

@Brokenfurnitureandroses @Somethingorotherorother @Hatscats

They were smoking in the kitchen with the door closed but I had to go in the kitchen to get the food for the kids and me

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Somethingorotherorother Sat 11-Jul-20 10:02:05

@AlwaysBelieve19 did you ask them not to?

AlwaysBelieve19 Sat 11-Jul-20 10:18:28

It won't make any sense for me not to if they were already smoking once I walked in the kitchen @@Somethingorotherorother no one knows I'm pregnant and Bec of my miscarriage couple months ago I will be not mentioning anything until I feel more comfortable but I'm just going to stop putting myself in those situations

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LockedInMadness Sat 11-Jul-20 12:01:08

Honestly@AlwaysBelieve19 your baby won't suffer any ill effects from that amount of smoke. I remember when I was first pregnant my boss was always smoking I used to shut the door between us, he'd open it. I told him I was pregnant, he'd apologise and shut the door. A few days later it would be open again angry. I left shortly after but I still had 2 months of his smoke drifting around. Baby was fine, she's off to uni in September.

WhatWouldPennyDo Sat 11-Jul-20 12:04:47

I amazed that people still smoke in their houses sad It smells so grim!

SkinnyChicky Sat 11-Jul-20 12:05:31

I would not be going around again. Sounds a dick for smoking in a house with kids and a pregnant person. Especially given its summer.

LockedInMadness Sat 11-Jul-20 12:09:35

It is really grim, don't go round again. But also don't worry that you've hurt the baby, you haven't thanks

AlwaysBelieve19 Sun 12-Jul-20 02:19:55

@Brokenfurnitureandroses @Somethingorotherorother @Hatscats @LockedInMadness @WhatWouldPennyDo @SkinnyChicky

Thank you all for your replies I will try not to worry as much and next time won't put myself in any situation like that again 💕

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BeMorePacific Sun 12-Jul-20 08:22:03

Your baby will be just fine. Try not to worry.
Once your baby is here if you plan on visiting those friends, I’d be asking them to not hold the baby if they’ve smoked a cigarette. 2nd hand smoke can be really harmful to the baby, and not worth the risk x

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