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Pregnant Woman Smoking

We got an email from someone that works with a pregnant woman that smokes. She wants to know if she should confront her co-worker or not. She says the woman is clearly not considering the welfare of the child, so shouldn't someone?

I can definitely relate to this topic. I used to bartend at a chain restaurant while I was in college. It was rare, but every once in a while a pregnant woman (and I mean 7-9 months) would take a seat at the bar and order a drink. I know it's not my place to tell someone how to live their life, but serving them a drink with hard alcohol in it was one of the hardest things to do. Then if they ordered another...I don't even want to get into that! Another reason this topic is hitting close to home is because my wife and I have been trying for a baby for the last year and a half. We would do anything for a kid right now and it infuriates me to see someone treat pregnancy as though it is a nuisance. If I were this woman, I would definitely say something to my co-worker.

What do you think she should do? Have you ever confronted a pregnant woman over a bad choice she was making?

-- Producer Dave

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05/14/2012 10:31PM
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