Oh no, Kim! The ‘Don’t Be Tardy’ star was spotted on the beach puffing away on a toxic cigarette while allegedly pregnant with her fifth child. A medical expert tells HollyBaby.com EXCLUSIVELY why smoking while pregnant is so dangerous.
Kim Zolciak, 35, is reportedly pregnant again, but that didn’t stop the former Real Housewives of Atlanta star from smoking a cigarette during a family vacation to Destin, Fla. over Memorial Day weekend.
Kim Zolciak Smoking While Pregnant
Although it’s not normally a surprise to see Kim smoking, it was shocking to see pics of her puffing away on a cigarette on a beach vacation with her family — especially since she was reportedly pregnant with her fifth child. The pics, posted to the Daily Mail, show Kim smoking while wearing a tight black tank, and revealing what looks to be a pregnant belly.
That same vacation, the wife to Atlanta Flacons player Kroy Biermann showed off a sizable bare baby bump in a teeny white bikini on the beach, according to InTouch.
“She’s pregnant. She’s been trying to keeping it quiet — she didn’t realize she’s showing as much as she is,” a friend tells the magazine.
Kim’s new bundle of joy will be her fifth child. She is the mom to Brielle, 16, Ariana, 11, KJ, and Kash Kade, 9 months. Considering they were all born healthy, we hope Kim didn’t smoke during those pregnancies!
Smoking While Pregnant Is Dangerous
Although smoking is dangerous to your health all of the time, the risks are even worse for pregnant women and their unborn babies. Dr. Tara Solomon, medical director of The Women’s Wellness of South Florida, tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY why it is so risky for someone who is pregnant to light up.
“If you smoke in the first or second trimester, this can lead to a miscarriage,” Dr. Solomon says. “Smoking can also cause vasoconstriction, which means clamping down of the blood vessels. Pregnancy hypertension happens from smoking because the blood vessels clamp down. Abruption of the placenta and emergency delivery can also happen, basically when the mother is in the third trimester. Placenta abruption can often lead to emergency C-section and that increases the mortality of the mother because you are cutting the woman open.”
So scary! We hope Kim adopts healthier habits if she is pregnant. What do YOU think of Kim smoking while reportedly being pregnant, HollyMoms? Do you think she can quit?
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