Helen Flanagan Vows To Stay Of Cigarettes
After smoking for years, former Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan has now vowed to stay off cigs for good after having her beautiful baby daughter recently. According to The Mirror, Helen decided to kick the habit as soon as she found out she was pregnant with baby Matilda. The gorgeous 24 year old not only decided to quit for the sake of her new baby, but because she plans to expand her brood with partner Scott in the near future.
Miss Flanagan said in the article:
“I will never smoke another cig”
Effects Of Smoking On You And Your Baby
This is most definitely a positive move for both Helen and Matilda, as it is widely known quitting smoking is the best thing you can do for your baby. Effects of smoking on you and your baby include but are not limited to:
1) The chemicals from cigarettes affect the blood flowing into baby’s placenta and umbilical cord affecting baby’s growth rate
2) Cigarette chemicals prevent important nutrients reaching baby
3) Your baby’s heart has to work harder
4) Your baby’s brain development is affected
5) You have an increased risk of stillbirth
6) Your baby is more likely to be born prematurely
7) Your baby will be less able to deal with any complications during the birth
8 ) Low birth weight makes your baby more likely to be stillborn, weaker, at greater risk of disease, at greater risk of hearing issues, at great risk of learning difficulties, sight difficulties and cerebral palsy
9) Your baby may struggle to keep warm
10) Your baby is at an increased risk of cot death
11) Your baby may struggle to keep warm
12) Your baby is at an increased risk of cot death
These are just some of the issues that may affect your baby because you continue to smoke during and after pregnancy. This is without even considering the effects on you including; increased risk of miscarriage, increased risk of ectopic pregnancy, increased risk of morning sickness and increased risk of placental abruption to name just a few. The risks are shocking, so it’s no wonder Helen and many other new Mums and new Mums to be have quit or are looking to quit smoking for the sake of their baby.
The sooner you quit smoking the better, don’t ever think that it is too late to make this incredibly positive change for yourself. Even if you’re in your last pregnancy trimester, quitting now will still benefit you and your child.
Remember, it’s never too late. Make the change today and immediately improve you and your baby’s health.