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r a b b i t ™ 1 child; Wildcat stuck in the Cards-nation, KY, United States 27518 posts
21st Nov '12
Quoting OCTOB-MOM:" I quit smoking right away because my NURSE told me its going to be worse for the baby when he/she is ... [snip!] ... or her, I thought it would be selfish so I quit. No judgement here.... Just repeating what I was told. I'd try your hardest."


The baby can go through withdrawl in-utero too which is considered to be more dangerous. They're monitored after birth for withdrawl and health problems are caught pretty quick. You don't get monitoring if you quit while pregnant unless a problem develops and you go to your doctor or L&D

Mamas3(B's) 20 kids; Indiana 1972 posts
21st Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~Carole~:</b>" I'm sorry to hear he won't help you quit. I hope you can keep cutting back till you eventually stop. ... [snip!] ... till you eventually stop. Have you tried other things to help your stress? Walking helps my stress a ton. Exercise in general."</blockquote>



I cant walk around here... But maybe some other exercizes? Im not sure... Havent tried. Ill try that!

~Carole~ 3 kids; Round Rock, Texas 1465 posts
21st Nov '12
Quoting Live life, cherish moment:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Carole~:</b>" I'm sorry to hear he won't help you quit. I hope ... [snip!] ... I cant walk around here... But maybe some other exercizes? Im not sure... Havent tried. Ill try that!"

Goodluck :)

r a b b i t ™ 1 child; Wildcat stuck in the Cards-nation, KY, United States 27518 posts
21st Nov '12
Quoting Live life, cherish moment:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Carole~:</b>" I'm sorry to hear he won't help you quit. I hope ... [snip!] ... I cant walk around here... But maybe some other exercizes? Im not sure... Havent tried. Ill try that!"



Having snacks has helped me keep my sanity for the last three weeks. I usually prepare a "dipping" snack when I have cravings so that my hands and mouth get busy :)

The Great Deku Tree 1 child; Kokiri Forest, IN, United States 4179 posts
21st Nov '12

I was in your shoes when I was pregnant with my little guy. What really helped me at first was to only smoke 1/2 cigarettes. Also, stepping outside for fresh air and taking really deep breaths when I was having the urge to smoke helped a lot. And I also bought an electronic cigarette, which messed up my whole smoking ritual and that helped. But everyone is different. Good luck! You can do it. Seriously, I smoked a pack a day too. Now I'm over 3 months post-partum and I still don't smoke.

r a b b i t ™ 1 child; Wildcat stuck in the Cards-nation, KY, United States 27518 posts
21st Nov '12
Quoting VeggieBurglar:" I was in your shoes when I was pregnant with my little guy. What really helped me at first was to only ... [snip!] ... Good luck! You can do it. Seriously, I smoked a pack a day too. Now I'm over 3 months post-partum and I still don't smoke."



On the smoking routine bit...I still strike a lighter on occasion when I want a cigarette. And it helps with the craving. I never realized how ritualistic smoking can be until I discovered how good a lighter flick made me feel :lol:

Tarynosaurus Rex San Antonio, Texas 1271 posts
21st Nov '12

Not that I recommend smoking while pregnant, but my mom smoked through all 4 of her pregnancies and we were all perfectly healthy.

Justine Daigle Due January 7 (girl); 1 child; Church Point, Louisiana 127 posts
21st Nov '12

Its not good to quit cold turkey like the other moms have said it can send you and baby into shock i used to smoke a pack and a half a day sometimes before i got pregnant now i am down to 1 maybe 2 a day and some days i can go without it. i guess it just all depends on the person and what goes on in a day. but you can do it just cut down gradually.

annie bedenbaugh Due January 12 (boy); Hartsville, South Carolina 4 posts
21st Nov '12

well i have seen girls smoke a pack a day and there baby come out fine... i am a smoker myself. before i got pregnant i smoke a pack a day. im 32 weeks pregnant and i have a electronic cigg as well and i do still crave smoking. its very hard very very hard i smoke maybe 1 to 2 a day or sometimes none. but wheni tried to quit cold turkey i bout went insane!! so i pray i have a healthy boy and its hard just thinking about what your doing to your unborn child kills me im scared but i hope for the best it was my choice to smoke. my mother did heroin and cocaine when she was pregnant with me and she smoked weed ciggs and god knows what else but i just know that im going to be a great mother to my lil jaxson. good luck and dont stress yourself out if you need a cigg. smoke one but try and cut back get a electronic cigg it does help for a heavy smoker. i bought mine from smokesation online, kind of pricey but it is worth it. good luck mom to be!!:) p.s. my husband smokes it as well and i hate him for it cause he knows how hard it is for me. he only does it on the weekends but i still want to strangle him lol.

Charlee ♥ Jensen 3 kids; Iowa 56325 posts
21st Nov '12

I haven't smoked since two days after I got the positive and I still crave it like no freaking other. I can TASTE it, I dream about it...*sigh* it is making it very hard for me to stay quit :?

Emily Thorne 2 kids; Quetzaltenango, Guatemala 26302 posts
21st Nov '12
Quoting Charlee ♥ Jensen:" I haven't smoked since two days after I got the positive and I still crave it like no freaking other. I can TASTE it, I dream about it...*sigh* it is making it very hard for me to stay quit :? "


My older sister is a chain smoker. She kept all of Lucia's stuff at her house until mom could make the trip... My daughter's clothes all need to be washed, but I keep sniffing them (I'll wash them next week). They smell like ciggies and air freshener! I like it. :oops:

Charlee ♥ Jensen 3 kids; Iowa 56325 posts
21st Nov '12
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" My older sister is a chain smoker. She kept all of Lucia's stuff at her house until mom could make the ... [snip!] ... to be washed, but I keep sniffing them (I'll wash them next week). They smell like ciggies and air freshener! I like it. :oops:"


Lol! DH still smokes and whenever he comes inside I am like "ZOMG!!!! *sniiiiiiiiifffff*"

Emily Thorne 2 kids; Quetzaltenango, Guatemala 26302 posts
21st Nov '12
Quoting Charlee ♥ Jensen:" Lol! DH still smokes and whenever he comes inside I am like "ZOMG!!!! *sniiiiiiiiifffff*" "


When SO's mom died in July he had a few smokes (understandably!) and he couldn't keep me off of him.



He doesn't know that it was because of the smoking, he thinks I was trying to make him feel better.



I'm going to Hell, I know.

Charlee ♥ Jensen 3 kids; Iowa 56325 posts
21st Nov '12
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" When SO's mom died in July he had a few smokes (understandably!) and he couldn't keep me off of him. ... [snip!] ... doesn't know that it was because of the smoking, he thinks I was trying to make him feel better. I'm going to Hell, I know. "


Lmao, making him feel better was just the perk :P

Polynesian Barbie Due June 20; Huntsville, Alabama 37 posts
21st Nov '12

I quit cold turkey the day I found out I was pregnant (October 24) It wasn't as bad for me because the smell of cigarette smoke made me sick to my stomach. My babies father and his step father smoke so I'm constantly around it and I haven't even craved a cigarette.