How To Quit Smoking Whilst Pregnant Or Concieving

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hunabees - October 23

hi, i am trying for a baby, and i smoke, how can i stop smoking before getting pregnant.. please help me, is there anyone is going through same as me, who are currently pregnant and used to smoke, how to stop smoking? its so hard to stop, is it ok if i get nictone patches, whilst concieveing or pregnancy? please helppp.. my d.h smokes as well

 

K - October 23

Hi I used to smoke as well but I quit as soon as I found out I was pregnant. Just the thought of the baby breathing in smoke was enough to do it for me. My dh smokes too but just not in the house or around me. I'm not sure about the nicotine patches, I would check with your dr. Try some hard candy too. Good luck!!

 

fag ash lill - October 25

hi hunabees i am 18 weeks pregnant and have just given up smoking a week ago its still tough but without the patches this is what i did.cut down to about 4 aday but dont smoke them when you would usually do like after tea or at breaktime at work. smoke them at totally different times of the day and make it so it isnt a pleasure but a horrible habbit.do you smoke in the house? if you do then make sure you go right outside and smoke it. get ur dh to do the same its easier to give up when you both do it. but the main thing is to take the pleasure out of smoking.the more you think of it like housework or the washing up the easier it is to stop. then about 2 weeks after you have cut down both pick a date which you want to stop and both have your last one the night before. if you badly want a baby of your own then that is a good enough reason to stop go 4 it! xx

 

Homer - October 25

Talk to your Dr. about Ziban

 

Tess - October 26

All you have to do is focus....I mean if you really wanna have a baby so bad Im sure you can avoid smoking. Try not to be around w/ smokers.....Good luck to you.

 

twist - October 26

This sounds gross, but I've heard it works. Get a small air-tight (and water-tight) container, small enough to carry around in your bag. Put a few smoked cigarette b___ts in it with a tiny bit of water. Every time you feel like lighting up, open the container and smell the contents, apparently it's so disgusting you lose the urge to smoke pretty quickly. I know when I used to smoke, nothing was more off-putting than wet cigarette b___ts, let alone when they've been sealed in a container. Good luck quitting, it's definitely worth it. I feel 100 times healthier than when I was a smoker, and that's enough for me to know I wont go back to it after baby is born.

 

Carine - October 27

I didn't have a choice when I found out I was pregnant. In fact smoking ciggarettes was the reason I found out. I puked everytime I tried to smoke. I got to the point I just couldn't stand it. It took me about a week to completely ween myself off.

 

stacey - November 2

hello i am a 15 year old student and i am taking child development for my gcse's could anyone give me any information on what smoking can do to your baby while your pregnant

 

smoker - November 3

I stopped smoking the day I had IUI. It is wierd but the weeksleading up to that day I tried to wuit and I t was so hard, but ever since my IUI ( Tuesday), I have not even had the "urge" to smoke. I keep feeling my belly wondering if I am pregnant. I smoked almost a pack a day for over 15 years until this past Tuesday. Good Luck to you!! You can do it , just dont be so hard on yourself. As far as the effects of smoking on the baby, a lady I work with has a friend who smoked during pregnancy, and her son was born with no thumbs because of it. Birth defects can happen, as well as low birth weight, a low immune system, and more,,,,,,

 

smoker no more! - November 3

I stopped smoking the day I had IUI. It is wierd but the weeks leading up to that day I tried to quit and It was so hard, but ever since my IUI ( Tuesday), I have not even had the "urge" to smoke. I keep feeling my belly wondering if I am pregnant. I smoked almost a pack a day for over 15 years until this past Tuesday. Good Luck to you!! You can do it , just dont be so hard on yourself. As far as the effects of smoking on the baby, a lady I work with has a friend who smoked during pregnancy, and her son was born with no thumbs because of it. Birth defects can happen, as well as low birth weight, a low immune system, and more,,,,,,

 

Sfevie Castle - November 29

Hey there well i just saw your question and i am going through the same thing that you are. My husband and i have just decided to start trying to have a baby and thats all it took to get me to quit. I don't think that I could live with myself knowing that i was poisoning my child willingly. Everytime I want a cigerette I go on the internet and look at what smoke does to an unborn child and thats enough to get me through my urges. Not only that but what it does to yourself. I am not going to lie its very hard but its so worth it and its such an accomplishment to know that you put your foot down and quit. Good Luck

 

Kristy - January 12

I just found out that I am pregnant and have been a pack a day smoker for 10+ years. The day that I found out I quit smoking. I have tried to quit in the past but I guess I had no real reason to. Now the thought and smell of a cig makes me sick. By boyfriend still smokes but does not do it around me. Just keep trying! You can do it if you want it bad enough. I do know how hard it is though.

 

krc - January 13

I quit 3 weeks after I found out I was pregnant. Many women I know smoked while they were pregnant so I thought...maybe I can too but guilt was driving me nuts. Then I looked up the possible side effects of smoking on your unborn baby and I trembled with fear. Afriend of mine has a 9 month old they think is blind but dont know ( I think she is 100% blind ). I got scared thinking could I really handle a baby with a life long birth defect...and it would've been my fault because I couldn't put down a smoke for a measly 9 months out of my entire existence! How selfish ! So after another pack or 2 and people giving me looks I finally broke the last 8 I had before I went to bed! I did cheat on new years eve though. I had about 5 but none since then. It's not so bad after a week. I got my breath back! It's great...good luck. Read up on the dangers so you feel real guilty like I did. Thats what really helped me.

 

MonaT - January 27

Well i have been smoking for 3 years now and when i was ttc i didnt stop smoking (i know this is bad) but when i fell pregnant i got turned off badly from smoking. My DH smokes as well and i get really turned off from the smell of smoke even when he comes to kiss me i push him away from his smoky breath. So if u are worried about how to stop smoking u might get turned off when u r pregnant.

 

taterbaby - January 29

I smoked a pack a day for 10+ year and had "tried" to stop smoking multiple times before. But, Last year my dh and I decided that we wanted to start a family. I decided then that I needed to quit before we got pregnant. I didn't tell anyone I was trying because I didn't want to feel like I let anyone down. I ran out of cigarettes on a Sunday night. I didn't think I could go "cold turkey" so I bought a pack of ultra lights on Monday morning. I had 5 on Monday, 5 on Tuesday, 4 Wednesday, 3 Thursday, 2 Friday, and 1 on Saturday (I actually smoked 1/2 that morning and 1/2 that night.) I didn't use the patches or gum or anything because I felt like I would be trading on vice for another. But, that is just me. Just a warning! The "3's" were really bad for me. The 3rd day, 3rd week, and even parts of the 3rd month. As of Jan 9, 2006 it has been one year! I have had one here and there but they make me sick. And now that I am pregnant the thought of the taste makes me sick. Good luck to those out there trying to quit. It is very hard, but it is possible!!

 

amy also pregnant - February 21

There is just no easy way to quit. It is hard hard hard. Realizing that is the first step to making it easier on yourself. You can use the patches before you get pregnent and using them after is a lot less dangerous for your fetus than smoking. They help some but it is still very hard to do. I suggest you quit before you get pregnant because it is even harder to do once you are and the guilt & worry of smoking while your pregnant is almost unbearable.

 

to hunabees - February 27

I didn't stop smoking until I was like 12 weeks. I know it was bad but I got sick of the smell and just quit one day. I tried cutting back and the more I tried the more I would smoke. I think it takes willpower and just sitting them down. I heard the patch is very bad for you but you could ask your doctor.

 

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