Is it safe to vape when pregnant?
If you are reading this post, I’m assuming it is because you are either expecting a baby, if so congratulations! Or you may be planning to start a family somewhere in the near future and want to know the healthiest way to give up smoking. Either way, we are happy to have you here on our No.1 E-Juice blog.
Protecting your baby from tobacco smoke is one of the best things you can do to ensure your child has a healthy start in life. Giving up smoking for most people is very difficult, however it’s never to late to quit and with the right support and method for you.
Every time you smoke your babies heart must beat harder than it should, this is due to cigarettes restricting the oxygen supply to your unborn child.
What are the benefits of stopping smoking in pregnancy?
There are so many health benefits that will happen once you stop smoking during your pregnancy.
- You reduce the risk of complications during pregnancy and birth
- You are more likely to have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby
- You reduce the risk of stillbirth
- Your baby is less likely to be born premature and have the additional health problems that often go with being premature.
- Your baby is less likely to be born underweight.
- You reduce the risk of cot death, also known as sudden infant death syndrome.
Stopping smoking will also help your baby in later life as children whose parents smoke are more likely to suffer from asthma.
E-cigarettes in pregnancy.
E-cigarettes allow you to inhale nicotine through a vapour rather than smoke. Cigarettes deliver nicotine along with 4,000 other chemicals, thousands of which are harmful. Nicotine by itself is relatively harmless, this is stated on the NHS website.
E-cigarettes do not produce tar or carbon monoxide, two of the main toxins in cigarette smoke. However, the vapour from some E-cigarette’s can contain some potentially harmful chemicals which are found in cigarette smoke, but at much lower levels.
E-cigarettes are still fairly new and despite lots of tests being done and the results coming back as healthier than smoking, there are still somethings which we may not know yet. However, with the current evidence we do have on E-cigarettes it is indicated that they carry a fraction of the risk of cigarettes.
If using an E-cigarette helps you stop smoking, it is much safer for you and your baby than continuing to smoke.
For any extra information you may need, I suggest having a look on the NHS website, link below: