Non Judgemental Answer Plz

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billsgirl - November 30

i am a smoker and have been for many years. i am once again trying to quit. i was just wondering if anyone knew if quitting would have an immediate effect of my fertillity? i know it definatly puts a damper of the success, i was just wondering if it will take a long time to undo the damage to my reproduciton organs.

 

billsgirl - November 30

i mean reproductive organs

 

hope-31 - November 30

i am 31 and have smoked fo r 10 years and last march i conceived very shortly after stoppin g bcp.it is proven that it can effect fertility however i guess it didnt hurt me .i did m/c 2 weeks later,whether that played a part i will never.know. i know a lot of people that said they smoked while ttc and even during preg. i am trying to quit to and ttc.its hard.good luck

 

stefkay - December 1

Hi, I remember having the exact same question not all that long ago so I just wanted to share my non-judgemental experience. We started trying to conceive a little over a year ago. At that point I was smoking and had been for about 10 years (I was 30) and I felt reallllllly c___ppy about it, but kept saying I'd quit as soon as I got a positive hpt because the "stress" of trying made me want to smoke more, blah blah blah. I got pregnant very quickly and found it hard to quit right away, but was able to cut back and then finally quit by about 6 weeks. I miscarried that baby shortly after. I got pregnant again a couple of months later and did pretty much the same thing (I started up again the day I found out I was going to miscarry). So I quit again and miscarried again and then started (have I lost you yet???) I got pregnant again, yes again, right away and quit immediately yet miscarried verrrrry early on. I had also had 3 very early miscarriages 3 years ago and I was smoking then but didn't even try to quit back then. So I had it with starting and stopping and at this point knew my health wasn't what it could be to make a baby as long as I continued to pollute my body like i was (I also drank tons of diet soda when I smoked--very bad) so I finally picked a day and quit. I smoked so many cigs that day I almost puked and I also read Alan Carr's book. I got pregnant about 2 months from the day I quit and so far things are going well (will be 9 weeks tomorrow). BUT, I am doing a lot of other things to help after seeing a miscarriage specialist (progesterone, aspirin, etc.) but I also had done a lot of those things in prior pregnancies. I found out later that smoking actually thickens the blood which in my case was awful because I had a very mild clotting disorder. Anyways, sorry to ramble and I don't want to scare you, but I always listened to what I wanted to hear and that was the people who said "oh, my sister smoked with all 5 of her pregnancies and her kids are GREAT!" and so on and so on...all smokers have heard those stories ad nauseum. It's just that maybe some women can do it, but a lot can't so I just wanted to share what happened with me and hope it helps. Good luck!!!!

 

Malica - December 2

I'm 30 years old, and was smoking for 12 when we conceived. We weren't really going out of our way to try because I too had sworn I'd quit smoking for 3 months before trying to conceive, but I kept falling off the wagon. 6 months after we stopped taking precautions, I got my first positive and stopped smoking on the spot (I was already feeling the effects of morning sickness for the week before the bfp, so it wasn't too much of a stretch to go to zero). "Morning" sickness kept me nauseous around the clock so although I thought about smoking a couple of times, the thought of actually doing it made me ill. I hear on average it takes most couples 3 months to conceive -- it took us 6, but since we weren't really trying too hard, I don't know if that means that it effected our (my husband smoked too) fertility.

 

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