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  • #6956697

    DJsGirl
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    I’m hearing sooo many different things. One site says that it’s perfectly safe to just quit cold turkey and another site says that it’s too much of a shock to the body and you could stress out your body enough to have a miscarriage. I’m 6 weeks pregnant today and I can’t seem to quit. Even though I know it’s not good for the baby inside of me, the cravings just get too bad. What do I do? I really wanna quit but how?

    #6956698

    lola21
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    Hello everybody! When I found out that I was pregnant I wanted to quit soo bad. But its really hard I’m 31 weeks preg and I still smoke but not as often maybe bout the most 3 smokes a day but still. I’m worried bout the babiies health but everything seems ok. I just feel so guilty when I do smoke. I don’t know what to do but just to not let it stress me out is all I can do. If anybody has an opionon can u let me know plz…

    #6956699

    For those who have quit, anyone notice they can smell alot better? (not that its always a good thing) I have quit once for about a week when my husband was really sick, he would throw up anytime he smelt it, but when he got better he started smoking again,and well so did i=( I smoked through 3 pregnancies, i did cut back as much as i could, . . . . . … . . . . . . . . .. . . but here is something that might help some of you, after my baby was born my dr. showed me my placenta and you lining the baby was in, it was still in pretty good shape, . . .besides the grey marks all around it from smoking, talk about making me feel bad. (All 3 babies are very healthy and have been since they were born)

    #6956700

    Its so great to have found this form i was so ashamed everyone one here seems like the perfect pregger im so glad im not along

    #6956701

    Ok after tonight its been 2 days and im not going to lie i wanna smoke!! I have a 6 year old that has breathing problems and I smoked 3 cigs a day with him and I really don’t wanna have to go thru everything I do with my son. I went to the doc’s 2 days ago and he said even tho im high risk I could quit cold turkey, its the only way I can do it, I cant cut down dosent work for me. my big triggers are in the car and on the phone so im not going anywhere by myself and avoiding the phone as much as possible for a few days so far its working a few more days and ill have it all out of my body. if anyone wants to talk please feel free to write. maybe we can help each other

    #6956702

    Bri
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    one step at a time – Good Luck!!! I know you can do it!!! Stay postive and you’ll get past those cravings. Congrats on wanting to make the best life for your baby. YAY!

    #6956703

    ok im going to add this comment because im finding it really hard ive been a smoker since i was 13 years old im now 24 this is my 3rd pregnancy with my first i gave up when i was 20 weeks due to having a really bad flu and couldnt get up to smoke it was easy but when she was 4 months old i started the habbit again 5 months on i fell pregnant again with number 2 but didnt find out till i was almost 14 weeks no matter what i did to stop i just couldnt i went through so much stress at the fact that i was smoking i tried the quitlines and all advice even looking at what it does but no matter what the habbit wouldnt kick over and the more people told me its bad and not to do it i wanted to do it more selfish i know but if you understand that some womens lives are more hard and complicated then others maybe not many people would judge this pregnancy i have spoken to my doctor and midwives a few times about the fact im still smoking but really really want to quit for my unborn childs sake and i cry every night over the fact i cant stop no matter how hard ive tried a few times only last a day or so then the stress kicks in and some times its really bad i get bad thoughts running threw my head and i go ape wire at hubby and its not his fault my doctor and midwives both said to me because its causeing so much stress that im smoking and finding hard to quit just to continue to do it but only smoke half and go back for the other when the cravings start again and only to smoke outside and drink plenty of water and even go for long walks yes im glad they told me i could continue to smoke but im still not happy at myself for doing so because the doctor said so much stress can cause early complications even premature labour or harm the baby more then what smoking would do so im on the trak of slowly giving the habbit up and im sorry for the long blog but i need to say something and im so so so sorry for smoking while pregnant i know its a bad thing im doing but at least im trying .

    #6956704

    and ill also add my first child was 7 pound 9 oz i quit at 20 weeks and the second baby was 6 pound didnt quit big difference i also went over due with the second baby but im so glad they are both healthy little girls.still very guilty.

    #6956705

    Bri
    Member

    The problem is that it isn’t just when the baby comes out. A new study shows that babies of smoking moms are 20 times more likely to have a psychotic episode later in childhood and into adulthood. Is it a cause? We can’t say but we do know that smoking restricts oxygen to the brain. That can’t be good for any child or even adult. I know most of our parents smoked at some point when we were in the womb but you have to think, is this why there are sooo many adults with issues of one kind or another. Depression and anxiety are huge! I suffer from anxiety and my mom did smoke. I also had asthma which wasn’t fun as a child. It didn’t actually develop until I was around 8 or so. I understand it is hard to quit but whenever a craving comes just try to stay busy. Don’t keep them in house and do somthing else. Good Luck ladies!

    #6956706

    sondramarie
    Member

    I quit with both my pregancys and with in a week was back smoking after I had them! I love to smoke idk why but I do. It calms my nerves. Lol (bri) my mom smoked while preg with me! Maybe that’s why I’m so nuts hahahha ill def. Blame that on her now hahaha that’s funny.

    #6956707

    ToveAndBrody
    Member

    Smoking can cause ADHD, this article just out 11/25/2009, just thought I’d share:)

    By Stephanie Booth

    Children exposed to lead or whose mothers smoked during pregnancy are more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research shows.

    The study, published in the December issue of Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, found that children exposed prenatally to tobacco smoke had a 2.4-fold increased likelihood of ADHD diagnosis. Those whose blood showed what researchers categorized as high lead levels were 2.3 times more likely to have ADHD.

    Exposure to both lead and prenatal tobacco triggered what head researcher Tanya Froehlich, M.D., a developmental and behavioral pediatric specialist and assistant professor of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, called an alarming ‘synergistic effect.’ Children in this category had eight times the risk of being diagnosed with ADHD.

    Froehlich and other researchers analyzed data on 2,588 children between the ages of eight and 15 who participated in the 2001 to 2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Nearly nine percent of the children met the criteria for a diagnosis of ADHD, including inattentiveness, difficulty focusing, impulsivity and hyperactivity. Of those children, 16.8 percent had mothers who said they had smoked during pregnancy. More than five percent of children categorized as having ‘low’ lead blood levels had ADHD and nearly 14 percent had what researchers considered ‘high’ levels.

    ‘These findings are not surprising, but do provide confirmation of what we already know: Lead levels in utero are a potential threat to normal brain development and tobacco can be toxic to embryos and fetuses,’ says Anthony L. Rostain, M.D., director of the Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program in the department of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Health System in Philadelphia. ‘The takeaway message here is that mothers certainly should not smoke and risks for lead exposure in the U.S. are still important to investigate.’

    The study estimates that up to 35 percent of ADHD cases in children between the ages of eight and 15 could be reduced by eliminating exposure to these environmental toxins. That could translate into 800,000 children.

    see the rest of the article at :http://www.aolhealth.com/condition-center/adhd/smoking-lead-paint?icid=main|htmlws-main-n|dl2|link5|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aolhealth.com%2Fcondition-center%2Fadhd%2Fsmoking-lead-paint

    #6956708

    Lindsay1984
    Member

    I quit by reading a book called Allen Carr’s easy way to quit smoking. I went cold turkey the day I found out I was pregnant! After 12 years of smoking. The book really helped! Good luck!

    #6956709

    flizzy
    Member

    This is my second pregnancy – week 9. Again I am struggling every day with ciggs. I am down to about 4 a day and I keep thinking if I can get down to that why can;t I just stop! During my 1st pregnancy I worried every day about the health and well being of my child and again I am torturing myself. I just want to stop!!! I have enough to worry about and still knowing that it’s not enough to just bit the bullet. I NEED HELP!

    #6956710

    lora030185
    Member

    i stopped as soon as i found out i was pregnant, which was 4 weeks, well 2weeks gestation age, i didnt want to risk a premature baby or any other risks, low birth weight, cleft palate, its playing with fire, i know lots of women do it and baby looks fine but why risk it, i just pictured blowing smoke on a newborn babies face – you just wouldnt do it, that helped me stop, i just told myself i have no choice, id rather i went through the short withdrawel symtoms rather than baby going through that when its born, poor thing would probably be up screaming all the time as the craving for nicotine slowly disappears, also the risk of cot death, no i know what smoking does to my lungs and wouldnt dare put that near my tiny unborn miracle, i dont feel sorry for those who dont stop, i pity them and feel sorry for their babies, i can say this as i smoked for 10 years and tried and tried to stop with failure at each end, so if i can do it – anyone, ANYONE can do it!!!

    #6956711

    MommaDean
    Member

    YOU CAN DO IT! 🙂 Chocolate helps I think. And something bite size that you can pop into your mouth over and over. (M&M’s my fave) I think the chocolate helps for the nicotine and the action of putting the candy helps with the hand to mouth habit. I have smoked for almost 10 years, but quit with my first pregnancy, and this one. I had a MC at the begining of the year and was dragging my feet quitting. I felt extremely selfish when I lost that baby. I’m sure that wasn’t the reason for it,but I couldn’t help but think about it. Just know that you are going to have to make sooo many sacrafices for your baby that this is a really small one in the scheme of things. Try not to be around anyone else who smokes. My husband smokes and he knows I will bite his head off if he lites up around me, (because I want one). So just make the decision and stick to it. And really ciggarettes don’t help you not feel stressed, they add to it. I always think it’s just the break for yourslf that relaxes you a little. So many people quit all the time, you can do it too if you really want to. 🙂

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