I have to say that I do not agree with smoking while pregnant, but there are two sides to the coin. I have three children and am NOT proud to say that I smoked through all three pregnancies. I tried to quit during each, but it was much harder and the doctors said quitting while pregnant after smoking for so long could be more harmful than helpful to myself and the child. I am a stress smoker and also smoke when I get bored or to fill time. While I was pregnant I was hormonal, stressed at times and also not working...so I smoked more than I would like to admit. But I want to express the reality of how hard it was, not make excuses. By no means am I condoning my actions, but the addiction is a real thing. If you try to quit too quickly there can be some serious physical effects, not to mention the mental cravings and mood swings. It is a lot more difficult than people realize, but there is a lot more information available now for natural ways to help quit smoking and will definitely be trying those to help quit for good. For myself, my children and for any children that may come in my future.