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Posted by: Alice | 2007/11/27

falling pregnant and health

I've just turned 30 and my husband and I are thinking about starting a family. I have stopped smoking and drinking and am trying to get healthy. My concern is I started smoking very young (around 15yrs old) and have been quite a heavy smoker and drinker since around 20yrs, I have also done my fair share of recreational drugs. I would say I have definately lived (so far) a life of excess and addiction. I have given up my younger ways and am the healthiest i have ever been, but is it a little too late? If I did fall pregnant would my baby be affected by my past excesses?

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Your baby would not be affected if you are not smoking or using drugs when you conceive.

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