Mum called out for slamming smoking pregnant woman

Sarah Carty
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

A mum has been slammed for calling out a pregnant woman she spotted smoking in a kids’ playground.

The woman took to parenting site Netmums to reveal her disgust at the woman, who she claimed looked about six or seven months pregnant.

The poster was in the playground with her daughters at the water fountain when she looked up and saw an elderly woman smoking.

“I was a bit annoyed that she didn’t just move away from the area, but whilst looking over at her a pregnant lady caught my attention,” the mum wrote.

A mum has been slammed for calling out a pregnant woman she spotted smoking in a kids’ playground. photo: Getty Images

“Firstly, I noticed her hair and then how big her baby bump was and then to my disbelief s huge cloud of smoke came out of her mouth.

The pregnant woman had three other kids with her, which just appalled the woman even more.

“I was so upset and angry and wanted to say something, I could not stop looking over at her,” she said.

“She had two cigarettes in the 10 minutes we were there which she openly smoked and did not care.”

The woman said she is a smoker herself but she would never do it in the house or around her children.

“I don’t think our poor life choices should be impacted on a child who doesn’t have a choice to not be around it,” she said.

“It has really disturbed me and I keep thinking about it.”

The woman took to parenting site Netmums to reveal her disgust at the woman, who she claimed looked about six or seven months pregnant. Photo: Getty Images

Others were quick to slam the mum for being so judgmental.

“It’s not nice to see pregnant women smoking but it’s not really your business. It’s a bit hypocritical of you if you’re a smoker yourself and have children,” one person said.

“No it’s not nice and I don’t agree with it. But it’s her choice. No doubt her midwife or hv would have told her about the risks and it’s her choice to carry on. For all you know she could have smoked 40+ a day before she was pregnant and now only smokes five,” another person said.

However some people agreed with the woman, saying they would also be disgusted by the mum’s habit.

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