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Sadie Harmon Due February 1 (boy); Salisbury, North Carolina 2 posts
Nov 21st '12

I had to cut back gradually, no way was I going to be able to stop cold turkey. I was smoking more than a pack a day, and would take more away every week. Took me about 2-3 months to be done all together. My baby is perfectly fine. It's definitely a process, and now that I have stopped all together, everything body else's smoke makes me feel sick. I still nic, but it's nowhere near as strong. Have husband or somebody take a few out each week/two weeks.

Shawna Cantrell Due June 12 (boy); Japan 4 posts
Nov 21st '12

I wasnt going to quit. I was planning to cut back alot but then I got a chest cold and couldnt smoke. Now I dont want to. I cant stand the smell of smoke anymore. But my doctor told me its best not to quit cold turkey because it can cause your body to go into shock which is horrible for the baby. Cutting back gradually is the best. You can also talk to your dr about prescribing a stop smoking aid, like chantix. Its better for the baby than smoking, after all.

Mamas3(B's) Due April 19; 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 1972 posts
Nov 21st '12

Im going to talk to the doctor about it! My next appointment is the 28th so ill see what he says and what he can do to help!

Amanda Rugg Due February 11 (boy); 21 kids; Pennsylvania 111 posts
Nov 21st '12

i am the same way and i do so good when its just me and the kids here my husband smokes and he wont smoke around me if i ask him i dont no why but when hes home i smoke more i was with my best friend all day today and didnt smoke not one i didnt even want one but as soon as i came home i wanted one if i would just say no when i think of a smoke i no i could do it..good luck to you....

Amanda Rugg Due February 11 (boy); 21 kids; Pennsylvania 111 posts
Nov 21st '12

i am the same way and i do so good when its just me and the kids here my husband smokes and he wont smoke around me if i ask him i dont no why but when hes home i smoke more i was with my best friend all day today and didnt smoke not one i didnt even want one but as soon as i came home i wanted one if i would just say no when i think of a smoke i no i could do it..good luck to you....

Amanda Rugg Due February 11 (boy); 21 kids; Pennsylvania 111 posts
Nov 21st '12

i am the same way and i do so good when its just me and the kids here my husband smokes and he wont smoke around me if i ask him i dont no why but when hes home i smoke more i was with my best friend all day today and didnt smoke not one i didnt even want one but as soon as i came home i wanted one if i would just say no when i think of a smoke i no i could do it..good luck to you....

Crystalblueyes 3 kids; Idaho 545 posts
Nov 21st '12

I'm not saying by any means that smoking is ok when your pregnant but I smoked with all three of my kids because I just couldn't kick the habit. My kids weighed 8lbs 2oz, 11lbs 1oz and my 2 1/2 month old was 10lbs 2.5oz. None of my kids show any signs of health issues related to smoking while pregnant. Just keep cutting back and good luck mama!!!

Amanda Rugg Due February 11 (boy); 21 kids; Pennsylvania 111 posts
Nov 21st '12

sorry for posting that 3 times im on my cell phone..lol

Liv's Mom :: Angie 1 child; 4 angel babies; Catasauqua, Pennsylvania 394 posts
Nov 21st '12

Oh girl I'm 20 weeks 4 days and I have been smoking the whole pregnancy. Around 7 weeks I quit and then around 10 weeks for some odd reason I just picked up again and I don't know why.. I'm trying to cut down again but I agree it is really really hard. I found that thinking about the baby breathing in the smoke and her coughing up a storm in there because of me helped me cope with it and made me cut down a lot. You gotta say to yourself how much you're hurting your baby.. sometimes it is the only thing that can help you quit.

♥♬♡ 2 kids; Pennsylvania 10385 posts
Nov 21st '12
Quoting bloopbloop♥
♥♬♡ 2 kids; Pennsylvania 10385 posts
Nov 21st '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."


that is one reason I quit too, I think its worse then stress honestly. But thats just me.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 23103 posts
Nov 21st '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting 6 days!:</b>" You sure can, I did. I smoked weed and ciggs and quit cold turkey."</blockquote>



You CAN but it isn't very wise

♥♬♡ 2 kids; Pennsylvania 10385 posts
Nov 21st '12
Quoting HopingforaMiracle:" <blockquote><b>Quoting 6 days!:</b>" You sure can, I did. I smoked weed and ciggs and quit cold turkey."</blockquote> You CAN but it isn't very wise"


neither is smoking. There are many many risks that come with it.
same as cold turkey. I quit the day I saw 2 lines on my test.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 23103 posts
Nov 21st '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting 6 days!:</b>" neither is smoking. There are many many risks that come with it. same as cold turkey. I quit the day I saw 2 lines on my test."</blockquote>




Very true I don't smoke so I didn't have to make that decision

♥♬♡ 2 kids; Pennsylvania 10385 posts
Nov 21st '12
Quoting HopingforaMiracle:" <blockquote><b>Quoting 6 days!:</b>" neither is smoking. There are many many risks ... [snip!] ... I quit the day I saw 2 lines on my test."</blockquote> Very true I don't smoke so I didn't have to make that decision"

You're lucky, I wish I never started, thankfully I didn't pick the habit up, and I have been smoke free for almost 4 years.