Celebrities Caught Smoking During Pregnancy

Oh no she did not!

Former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak — who recently announced she’s expecting her fifth child — was spotted smoking a cigarette over the Memorial Day long weekend.


Yup, while rocking a white bikini on the beaches of Destin, Florida, the reality star proudly bared her growing baby bump while puffing on a smoke.


And this isn’t the first time the Don’t Be Tardy star, 35, has been seen smoking during one of her five pregnancies. In 2012, Celebrity Baby Scoop posted shots of the Bravo star enjoying a cigarette during her third pregnancy.


I hate to judge people, but come on Kim!!! Surely you have the resources to get some help for your nicotine addiction?!? After all, this is your fifth pregnancy, and one would think you’ve reached out for help by now.

Our friends at March of Babies outline the harmful effects of smoking during pregnancy.

Smoking is harmful to you, the expectant mother, it’s also harmful to your growing baby. When you smoke during pregnancy, your baby is exposed to dangerous chemicals such as nicotine, carbon monoxide and tar which lessen the amount of oxygen that your baby gets. Oxygen is very important for helping your baby grow. And not to mention, smoking can also damage your baby’s lungs.

Women who smoke during pregnancy are more likely to have:

Babies born to women who smoke during pregnancy are more likely to be born:

And not to just point the finger at Kim, Rebecca Gayheart – who is married to Grey’s Anatomy star Eric Dane – was also spotted smoking during her pregnancy with her now 3-year-old daughter Billie.

Exclusive - Rebecca Gayheart Shops and Smokes

Also in 2011, we spotted former Mr. Britney Spears, Kevin Federline, smoking a cigarette while his expectant girlfriend – who was pregnant with his fifth child – sat nearby inhaling the harmful second-hand smoke.

**EXCLUSIVE** Kevin Federline smokes a cigarette next to his pregnant girlfriend Victoria Prince after eating lunch at BJ's restaurant

Again, I hate to judge pregnant women, but smoking during pregnancy seems inexcusable. I have gone through three pregnancies and made some unhealthy food choices (e.g. fast food, too much sugar, pop instead of water).

And while I stayed off the booze altogether, I think the occasional glass of wine is okay. But smoking during pregnancy really gets my blood boiling.

But for wealthy celebrities – who have loads of money and the best addiction treatment facilities at their fingertips – smoking during pregnancy seems outrageous to me.

Knowing the harmful effects to the unborn baby makes their choice really difficult to watch.

What do you think? Does this make your blood boil as well?

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