i think you need to be fair to your baby!! think more about the baby and less about yourself!!
You know How I over came my problem Really really I ate. I just gave it up and started to eat more so that could take my craving away. I know not the best way to go about it... cause now I look big for 4 mo. But still it was worth it. Honest to truth. IT FEELS DAMN GOOD TO STOP SMOKING. I smoked for 5 years. So many people I knew and did not know would tell me to stop smoking I would laugh in there face and say ha your funny me stop smoking I will do that the day I have a kid. So the day finally came. And wow was I shocked. I smoked my first 6 weeks cause I did not know at the time I was prego. But I believe this is God's true test for me. I know he made this happen so soon. To see if I would ever stop smoking. I want a healthy baby. And I'm proud of me. That was a big step and I pray that after I have the baby I dont start to smoke again. Well Not only that I read up that once you take one puff of that cig it gets into your blood stream and that is what causes you to want to smoke again if you can stop for three days then yes you can stop for good. hope this help good luck
First time mommy!
Eating is not a good replacement, while it is better than exposing your baby to smoke, you could very well be over-eating. I don't smoke, never have never will, but my mother gave up smoking by brushing her teeth. It sounds weird, but..it worked for her, and I'd say that her teeth look better than ever, that's a benefit!
I feel bad for all of the smokers on this post. I dont know exactly what you are going through, but maybe you should see if you can visit the pediatric intensive care unit at a hospital to see some of the babies that are born with addictions. I think this is very serious and I hope all of you can find a way that works for you to quit.
with my mom, she stopped smoking with all of her kids except for me, and im the healthiest
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I am on my 3rd pregnancy and I still smoke. I tried to quit with both of my kids but couldnt. I have cut down from nearly 2 packs a day to about 1/2 a pack but cant seem to do less. I smoke outside and my husband quit about a year ago with the help of the Chantix pills. My problem is that I dont WANT to quit. I know its not good for me or the baby, my grandpa died from cancer, and I've tried everything but can't seem to stop. When I was 16 I started doing drugs and drinking heavily but quit at 19. I quit all that the day I found out I was pregnant with my son and havint done drugs since. I have drank mabey 5 times in the last 4 years but only a few winecoolers each time. I had no problem stopping at all. Its just that My mom smokes as does my step-dad, brother, sister, and EVERY one of my friends. My hubby is the only one who was able to quit but he does drink everyday. Ive tried every way you can imagine but I just want to smoke. Its hard to quit when you dont want to quit for yourself and I have no reason other than being pregnant to want to. I have also had 2 healthy children while smoking and dont see what everyone means when they say something bad will happen if you dont...in the majority of the cases nothing does. As long as you cut down and do it in moderation when you cant quit then you should both be fine(as long as there arent other medical factors wrong in your pregnancy)
Jenna mom of Devin(3)Shaylynn(10 months) and #3 on the way
NIN_NIN_69: I really don't agree with what you are saying. You have the capability, you just aren't applying it. You say that your children are healthy, which is wonderful, but they could have been even more healthy. You knew that drinking wasn't healthy for your unborn child, so you stopped. You knew drugs were unhealthy, so you stopped. You also know that smoking isn't healthy, why not give that one up to?
*Mothers who smoke 1/2 pack of cigarettes a day during pregnancy have an increased risk of neuro-developmental impairment among their children with decreases in childhood intellectual function as measured in the first four years of life.
*Maternal smoking during pregnancy produces two times higher risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
I have been where you all are too. I was sold on this product called the electronic cigarette becuase there was no tobacco, no secondhand smoke, low odor, no tar or harmful chemicals and no ashes. It does have nicotine cartridges in various leves (no, low, medium and high). I started with high and after six months I am down to low and hope to make it to no nictoine soon and then stop completely.
Coupon code NJDEAL20 (all caps) save 20% at www.njoy.com I have used this code more than once and it always reduces the order by 20%. I feel this is a little healthier than tobacco smoking and cost less too! Once I calculated my savings on the website I was shocked. Good luck ladies...
Smoking is a hard thing to kick. I smoked moderately with my 1st daughter my entire pregnancy. MY OB actually told me if it was to stressful to quit, then to just cut back.
I am now pregnant with my 2nd and cant seem to kick the habit. When I asked my new OB what to do, he said just keep tryuing to quit, and that was it. I didnt get a lecture or anything about it. I get alot of looks from people and others say stuff, but its a mind your own business kind of thing, and Im not afraid to say it. My mom smoked with all 5 of her kids, and we are all fine. This doesnt make it right, but actually goes to show that it isnt as horrible as some might think it is. I have read posts on this site that some woman are still drinking, not wine but beer and liquor. In my opinion, this is much much worse than smoking, but I will take my own advice, and mind my own business about it.
Good luck, and dont beat yourself up about it.
I stopped the day I got 2 positive results on my pregnancy test. Good for me, I know.. but it wasn't easy. I'm at 13 weeks, and still want to smoke every. single. day.
Please try this, if you haven't already: if you still have cigs left in your current pack, tell yourself that you -don't- have to finish them, and wouldn't it be something if you at least saved them until after you give birth?; if you finish your pack, THIS IS YOUR CHANCE. The next time you look at a cigarette, or smell one, or walk into the convenience store on the corner, ask yourself - what do I want more, a cigarette or a healthy baby? Sure, some doctors say (apparently.. I just read it in this forum) that there's no proof that less than 10 cigs a day does any damage; but the obvious response is, there's proof that NO cigs a day will be better for your baby. I'm not judging, I'm not playing the saint here.. I know exactly how you feel, and I continue to battle cravings every day!! But I want a healthy baby more than anything in the world - if someone came up to me and said "a million bucks if you'll hurt your baby by.. (insert awful example here - i.e., sliding down a rocky hill on my stomach)," I'd turn it down. One cigarette, then, is definitely not worth it. Plus, God.. the GUILT we'd feel if we have an unhealthy baby, knowing we didn't do everything we could to help them be born and grow up healthily. Good luck, everyone.. just do your best. You're the only person who can stop yourself.