Smoking?

Shannintipton - posted on 04/30/2011 ( 25 moms have responded )

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Did you smoke while you were pregnant? Did you quit right after you found out? Or do you smoke now? {:+)

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Ashley - posted on 05/02/2011

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I tried to quit smoking with my son and I did for about 3 months but some how I started again. He came out very healthy (9 out of 10 on health scale). However he does have asthma now and it's very difficult. If you can quit it's best to do so before 5 months. I never did get the urge to quit so I currently do I just try not to do it around him :)) Hope this was a little helpful!!

Jessica - posted on 05/01/2011

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I smoked the whole pregnancy with our twins....which I knew was very bad, but just couldn't seem to quit! They were fine 7'3 and 5'11, not even sent to NICU! Thank God.

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I had no choice but to quit smoking when I was pregnant as they made me really sick, More reliable than a test, I would wake up in the morning, smoke a cig, throw up, and announce to my husband that we were going to have another baby! lol I started again after each of the 4 were born however. I quit when my youngest was a year old with the help of patches. I was widowed when my youngest was 11 and so became a single mom. By the time she was a teenager and I was raising 4 teens by myself I started smoking again. Had to keep my sanity somehow or another and it was better than drinking!!!!

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Jodi - posted on 05/03/2011

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Only $7 a pack. That's a bragain :P I am in Australia and they are about $15 a pack here......damn good incentive to give up really.

Amanda - posted on 05/03/2011

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I smoked throughout my first pregnancy and after. I did quit for about 3 weeks after he was born, but made the choice to start again. When I was pregnant with my second child 4 1/2 years later I smoked as well throughout the pregnancy. I quit the day she was born and have been smoke free for two years. I have had 2 or 3 total when out socially at the bars (I only go once or twice a year). The biggest reason I quit was because my DH nagged...and nagged...and nagged. If it weren't for him I would probably still be smoking -- and at almost $7 a pack where I live, it just isn't affordable!

Chloe - posted on 05/03/2011

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I'm 7wks pregnant with second bub and quit as soon as I found out. Although I was never a full on smoker anyways. Same with first bub I gave up the day I found out! Don't wanna risk harming my child :-)

Shannintipton - posted on 05/02/2011

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I find it not that difficult to have just one every three months or so. I think its because I am to lazy to hold the cigs. lol{:+)

Laura - posted on 05/02/2011

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*claps for everyone who has quit*

I smoked for the first few months of my first just because I didn't know I was pregnant. For some reason I started again. Then When I got prego with #2 I quit. That was a little over 3 years ago and haven't started again. And after 3 years there are still times I really want one. I don't think it ever gets easier.

OhJessie - posted on 05/02/2011

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Smoking became sickening to me when pregnant...doesn't mean I didn't DO it ever, but I cut way way down. And...that's good enough.

Shannintipton - posted on 05/01/2011

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All this talk about smoking is making me want one. LOL. {:+)

OhJessie - posted on 05/01/2011

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Lemme tell you my DOCTOR told me to have a glass of wine to relax (later stage if pregnancy). A glass of wine simply isn't poison.

Serene - posted on 05/01/2011

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I smoked with my first child for 16 weeks. With the help of Wilbutrin I quit, then I started back up when i was done breastfeeding when he was 9 months. I kick myself in the ass for starting again but, that was stress. When I was pregnant with my second child I ended up quitting when I was pregnant at 3 months. I started back after a breastfed her for 6 months because of stress. Now I am trying to kick the habit for my childrens sake but, it is really hard. I was smoke free for almost a week and went around some of my friends that smoke, over the weekend and they were smoking and I had that urge. I ended up smoking a cigeritte. I wish i never did because now i feel guilty every time I light up. My SIL is pregnant and I told her I would quit with her. I don't know if she has lit up yet. But, I told myself that I can do it and this time I am going to stick to it. :-))

Mabel - posted on 05/01/2011

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I smoked my whole pregnancy and then some..not proud of it and did finally quit after he was a year old with the help of Chantix.My SIL still hates my guts because I couldn't quit.Says I am selfish and all that shit .yes we really do hate each other.I have been cig free since Feb of 2010.

Amy - posted on 05/01/2011

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With my oldest it took me about 2 months after I found out that I was pregnant to quit. Actually when I found out I was pregnant I couldnt inhale because every time I did I thought about the harm I could be causing but when I was in my car it took awhile to break the habit of driving with a lit cigarette. At work I still went out on smoke breaks till I was 3 months pregnant because people would wonder why I stopped smoking and I didn't want anyone to know till I was 3 months along. After I had the baby it was about 6 months before I started again because of stress.
With my daughter I quit when I found out I was pregnant but that was when I was 2 months along. I'm still bf'ing and she's 13 months old so I haven't started the habit again. There are times where I crave it but I know it's not something I want to start again. My husband smokes but not in the house but I find the smell on his clothes disgusting. I wish he would quit but like Jodi there is no need to nag it's something one has to decide for themselves, no amount of lecturing can make them do it!

Blackwood - posted on 05/01/2011

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I stopped smoking when I tried getting pregos and then thought I had my period, turned out implantation, had a couple smokes that nite and haven't since, I will never smoke again. I hear many woman find it very hard to quite, but I was never a full time smoker to begin with so I can't say I can relate, but I do strongly feel if you can quite or really try at least. Your baby's health as well as yours depends on it. I also feel if you can quite then don't start up again. I never want to tell my child that I'm sick becuz of something I stopped then started up again. I feel that if you can quite for the baby's sack, that sack still continues on for the rest of that child's life. Not just for health reasons, but just so that your child never has to hear bad news about mom's health if it can be avoided. Again this is not me judging anyone, this is my case.

Erin - posted on 05/01/2011

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Yeah, my husband and I "quit" at the same time too. But he actually did lol, not really sure if he knew I was or anything. He never had or has said anything to me that he knew. I may have hid it well hehe. But he now chews (yuck!!), he started doing that a couple of years ago with no luck on my end to get him to quit :/

Jodi - posted on 05/01/2011

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Mine is my second marriage, so we have only been together for 9 years, and we were both smokers. But here's the thing. HE was the one who decided he was quitting and set a date for himself. So I decided, why not, I'll give it a go too, and let's do this together. He lasted 12 months. Some days I could smack him for giving in again, because I worry so much abotu his health - he is diabetic. But I also know how pointless it is to *nag*. It only makes things worse. So I don't. Rock vs. hard place.

Shannintipton - posted on 05/01/2011

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My husband said he would never marry a smoker. lol We have been together 27 years. . . Oh my God I am getting old. (We started dating and moved in together when I was 18). But I did quit for the last 8 years and he is a big drinker. {:+)

Jodi - posted on 05/01/2011

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Erin, my husband gave up smoking at the same time I did, and now, he only smokes at work. Because (1) he knows I won't allow it at home now and (2) he thinks I don't know he still sneaks a smoke here and there.....honestly, how stupid does he think I am? But hey, I let him have his little secret. Think about it. If he is this bad at hiding a secret, and I let him think he's good at it, I pretty much know everything, right? Chances are there's not much else out there I don't know, but let;s not let him in on it :P

Erin - posted on 05/01/2011

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I did smoke until I was 6 months pregnant. I worked with MRDD residents. I would stay with them for 2 1/2 days in their house while taking care of them. I COULD NOT live there without smoking lol. They were wonderful ladies but if I didn't smoke I would of drank, then get fired! I only smoked while at work though. I did eventually quit but it was very hard. I have been smoke free for 4 years.

Jodi - posted on 05/01/2011

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LOL Shannin, every now and then I still feel like one, I just have that craving. The one thing that keeps me going is when I tell myself "What, are you fucking nuts???? You went to all this damn effort and just ONE cigarette will undo it". Seriously, I just keep telling myself I haven't had one in that long, it would be seriously silly of me to give in now......

.....And then I pour myself a glass of wine, LOL.

But as I said, I don't feel like one ALL that often.

Shannintipton - posted on 05/01/2011

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I only smoke OPs (other peoples). LOL I will buy one at a time if I am completely stressed. They are so expensive now and they make it so hard to smoke anywhere. The only place is out back by a dumpster. No thanks. My husband doesnt smoke and would never let me smoke in the house. Ive quit for eight years now minus the stress ones. But sometimes. . . awe its just got to be done. {:+)

OhJessie - posted on 05/01/2011

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I lost all my taste for smoking when I was pregnant. Made me sick. (As though I wasn't sick anyway lol.) But a butt per day isn't going to kill your baby, so relax.

Jodi - posted on 04/30/2011

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Yes, I did smoke when I was pregnant. I tried REALLY hard to quit both times, but I just couldn't give up those last few. I have no excuses other than, I just struggled with the addiction.

I have since given up - I managed to give up after more than 20 years smoking and many failed attempts. I haven't had a cigarette now for 1 year and 8 months :)

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