Smoking Before You Knew

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ConfusedMom2B - February 27

Hi. Right now I'm trying to get pregnant, and I'm a smoker... I've been trying to quit for weeks, but I just can't. During the first month, how bad is that going to cause the baby? I mean, if I keep smoking and find out I'm pregnant next month, what kind of things could happen?

 

Gem - February 28

I wouldn't worry to much about quitting until you find out if you're really finding it hard. I know you are supposed to quit when you start trying but it isn't that easy if you arn't actually pregnant. I was a 5 -10 a day smoker and I found out the other day I am 4 weeks pregnant and havn't touched one since because basically I know I can't. Thay say that if you drink and smoke up to the first four weeks which a lot of people do as they don't realise they are pregnant it shouldn't do any harm as the baby doesn't start living off of you for a couple of weeks anyway.

 

ConfusedMom2B - February 28

Thank you so much for your help, Gem. I feel relieved about the situation. I'm just starting to cut back how much I actually smoke so it would be easier on me when I actually do quit. How hard has it been for you to quit?

 

Gem - February 28

Once I started trying I cut back somedays to 1 or 2 but then other days I would lapse and have about 7. Before I actually got pregnant I suppose I was smoking about 5 a day and once I found out the other day I stopped but to be honest I could so easily pick up a ciggerette and smoke it but I know I can't for the sake of my baby and plus my partner would kill me if he knew I'd been smoking. I think once you get that positive you will just know you have to stop and you will find it easier. Why don't you just try and cut down for now.

 

ConfusedMom2B - February 28

That is what I'm trying to do now. I'm trying to cut back. But, honestly, I smoke way more than 5 a day. More like a pack. My partner did tell me that it would be easier, like you said, to quit when you know that a human being is growing inside of you, and take the motherly instinct and protect the baby. I figured that when that does happen, I won't pick up a cigarette for the rest of my life. And, I'm so happy about that, because I want to live and be healthy for the baby.

 

Gem - February 28

Well good luck and I am sure you will do the right thing for your baby

 

CallMeAshleyM - February 28

LMAO Honey most of the time, when you get pregnant and you smoke, that baby makes you get naseous when you smoke, you have aversions towards Cigs, and you CANT STAND the smell of cigs on your fingers.

 

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