My cousin and her husband are currently living with his parents. His dad is a smoker, and smokes in then house...quote "It's MY house".
They are pregnant with first baby, and can't find a vacant apt in the town, was denied for a mortage due to lack of credit history...that may soon change. So they are currently stuck living there...she HATES it, and dislikes his family ALOT...very rude family.
Now the baby is being delivered by c-section (Frank breech position), and it will be a girl. Date of birth will be March 8/2006...
So the fact that he won't smoke outside, what is this baby gonna face as potential problems?
I was thinking colic, asthma, more colds...sinus issues....what else is in her immediate future. Long term I think it can be cancer, lung disease, etc....but hopefully they will be in there own place within 6 mths.
Thanks for the info in advance.
|Or she could be just fine.
I am TOTALLY against smoking and have never smoked and I know that second hand smoke can do so much harm to people and animals. It isn't a given, though. There is an increased risk/chance of her developing any of those ailments, but not a given. I read about those 98 year old men who smoked 3 packs a day since they were 8 and never had so much as a cold...Are you just wondering or are you going to give this list to your cousin to try and get her in laws to quit? Or just to scare/inform her? I'm sure she is aware of the smoking hazards. (not trying to be harsh--when I read this back it sounded harsh in tone to me, but it isn't meant to be...just questions)
Many of us adults were raised in smoky environments and are fine. My parents smoked before/during and after having us kids (quit while we were fairly young) and I have asthma, but both my brothers are fine. You should go to the Philip Morris website www.philipmorris.com. They have a section on health there. This is an excerpt:
Public health officials have concluded that secondhand smoke from cigarettes causes disease, including lung cancer and heart disease, in non-smoking adults, as well as causes conditions in children such as asthma, respiratory infections, cough, wheeze, otitis media (middle ear infection) and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. In addition, public health officials have concluded that secondhand smoke can exacerbate adult asthma and cause eye, throat and nasal irritation.
|Increased risk of SIDS.|
|I don't like to give my advice to someone unless I have something to back up. Whether it be by someone personal experiences, or website info/books etc.
She wants to leave that house sooooo bad, and if I can help give her some type of courage with information to arm herslef and that baby to be then I hope I can.
Her husband is in a please my daddy syndrome and gives into him all the time...he just gave the guy $400 of their money so his dad could gamble it away. She if furious, and with the smoking issue....it's all very very stressful.
I am sure she knows enough that it is bad for the baby, but if she's like me...I can't confront very well, but if I know facts enough I become a stronger person.
That website is perfect, I will e-mail her. I am sure it will help. I hope it does anyways. They keep saying we'll move, but that day comes...and his dad somehow keeps them there...they pay rent for a bedroom...and live in a hellish environment. It just a very rude family all around, I think the motherinlaw is okay...she doesn't mention her except she feels bad he cheats on her.
|What a sad situation. I hope they get to move out soon. It must be so hard for her with her husband not helping the situation...|
|Sigh me too...She's always been like a little sister. Her mom and the three kids lived at my house for a year, and then we all moved together, and I lived with them after highschool for 7 years...I practically helped raise them. She was the middle child, the brightest, one to most likely succeed...it actually quite dissappointing she didn't find a better guy, and family.
But she made the choice, and now wants to deperately give it her 100%...the guy she married isn't soooo bad, but she could have done way better. They just made their 2 year anniversary.
Anyways I did e-mail the website info, I kinda knew the risks...but didn't realize the extent of it. Maybe this will be enough to get them to move, they both love this baby...I am sure it would be devestating if the fatherinlaw smoking caused SIDS to happen. Worst case senario for anyone, but if it can be avoided...
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