help to quit smoking

Rachel - posted on 10/05/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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well i really don't know how to start this but i am a pregnat mother and under a lot of stress because of the loss of my last child so my nerves are up and i am scared and really want to quit smoking does anyone have any ideas what i can do to make it less stressful on me and the baby. everyone says don't do that you will stress your body out even more but i need and want to quit forever

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I posted this in another thread but I'll post it again here ...quitting is your choice and I realise it's a very hard thing to do...

that's being said...I am a "what could happen" if you continue to smoke. My mom smoked a pack a day when she was pregnant with me. I was born with lung problems and have had severe asthma my whole life. As a child, I couldn't play with other children normally because I would become short of breath easily.

Seeing that I had so much difficulty, she quit when she got pregnant with my sister and my sister is asthma free...

Understand that the consequences of smoking when you're pregnant can affect your baby into adulthood...(I'm 30 and still have pretty bad asthma)..The baby might come out fine but do you really want to roll the dice on your child's future? My advice, just stop. Every cigarettte you have is poisoning your baby...picture what could happen and let that motivate you. Chew gum ..do whatever you need to do but find a way for the sake of your child..I'm not judging you...I admire that you're not making excuses and that you want to quit..so..just quit :-)

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I agree with keepin ur hands busy, I found a pump bottle ( pop top watter bottle) helped heaps... the water helps to flush out the toxins and the bottle keeps ur hands busy popping.lol

Rachel - posted on 10/05/2009

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Yes you should talk to your doctor. I was a smoker too and I found out if you go cold turkey so to say it could give your baby withdrawels too. The doc will be able to give you best advice on how to quite and stay smoke free. I wish you the best. YOU CAN DO IT!

Kaitlyn - posted on 10/05/2009

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I had to quit while I was pregnant also. I was told by my OB/GYN to quit gradually and not cold turkey because if you quit cold turkey it can cause a lot of stress. I've noticed that smoking also has to do with hands ad oral fixation. I recommend trying peppermint sticks or lollipops at least once a day instead of a cigarette.

Sara - posted on 10/05/2009

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Talk to your OB...I bet they can recommend some safe and effective ways to quit smoking. I quit 3 years ago using Wellbutrin, but I'm not sure if you can take that when pregnant....good luck!

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