I vaped while pregnant, now what? Will vaping during pregnancy have any negative impact? Is vaping in pregnancy allowed? Questions like these are frequently asked by mothers who vaped during pregnancy or are thinking about vaping.
Today we’ll give you the answers to these questions. But before that, let’s delve deep into the trend of vaping.
The Emerging Trend Of Vaping
Did you know that 50% of the women who smoke before conceiving are likely to continue smoking during pregnancy? Unsurprisingly, many women opt for vaping as a mitigating substitute. After all, research has proven that vaping is less harmful than smoking cigarettes. A popular perception is that vaping devices transmit fewer carcinogens into the blood as compared to traditional smoking. According to John Hopkins Medicine, traditional smokers inhale about 7000 chemicals while vape users are less prone to toxins. This is a substantial advantage for all the vape lovers out there!
Through many research, it has been established that vaping is less harmful compared to smoking cigarettes for adults, but there has been a very few researches conducted to prove whether vaping is harmful or not for women during pregnancy. Where some countries say vaping is harmful to the brain and lungs for the unborn baby exposed to nicotine, others like UK says vaping is significantly less harmful and encourage to be moms to talk to midwives or GP for further information on vaping.
What UK thinks about Vaping
People who switched to vaping noticed significant health benefits within months. Public Health England and the Royal College of Physicians estimates that Vaping is proven to be 95% less harmful than traditional cigarettes. Additionally, the Public Health England’s 2018 Independent evidence Review founded that there are no harm to people around a vaper vaping in the same place which is in contrast to the smoking cigarette.
Regarding vaping while you are pregnant, Smokfree Action UK also said in their article, Using e-cigarettes before, during and after pregnancy, that where smoking during pregnancy can cause stillbirths, premature birth, miscarriage and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), there are evidence showing vaping is significantly less harmful and more effective in calming the nicotine craving. However they recommend to use only UK made E Liquid which are regulated by MHRA and never use illicit substance in the vape kit.
Quit Smoking Cigarettes. Embrace Vaping!
Yes, we know how hard quitting smoking cigarettes can be, but it becomes extremely important for the wellbeing of the unborn child that you quit smoking when you are pregnant. If you can’t resist the need for nicotine it’s much better to vape or use NRT products instead of smoking. However, by vaping, you can get to enjoy the hundreds of different flavours and the benefits of smoking without paying the costs. Did you know that vaping can be more effective than licensed Nicotine Replacement Therapy products such as gums and patches?
If you are pregnant, it would be sensible to use vape with a bit of caution. No doubt vaping is a better alternative, but make sure to consult with your gynaecologist first. Your and your baby’s health is the priority – make no compromises on it. If you have to vape to replace cigarettes, use only MHRA regulated E-Liquid sourced only from a REPUTABLE high street or online vape shop in UK. NEVER USE ILLICIT OR UN-APPROVED SUBSTANCES IN YOUR DEVICE AS THESE MAY PUT YOU AND YOUR UNBORN CHILD AT RISK.