(Closed) Need help to quit smoking during pregnancy

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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myweddingbee:  You’re really early in pregnancy, so you probably don’t have any symptoms yet.  I don’t mean this the wrong way, but hopefully you’ll get a little morning sickness soon.  That should take away any desire to smoke.  Good luck!

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would make an appointment with your Dr ASAP. They would be best to give you tips for quitting in a way that’s safe for both of you. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I would definitely talk to your primary physician AND your OB about this. They probably have access to resources to help you finally kick the habit. They also need to know so they can help you have a healthy pregnancy.

Get yourself an accountability buddy – your husband, a work friend, whoever. When you feel the cravings come, tell them. Get them to take a walk with you or spend some time with you that distracts you enough that it passes.

Don’t get down on yourself — you’ve come so far already! May this baby be the little push you need to kick smoking once and for all.

Post # 7
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Helper bee

Let your love for your baby be stronger than your love for cigarettes. I believe in you! Congrats on your pregnancy.Β 

Post # 8
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Helper bee

And hooray for already cutting down, proud of you πŸ˜‰ 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

Congrats! I’ve heard from a lot of people who have had great success with Allen Carr’s Easy Way to Stop Smoking: http://amzn.com/0615482155

There’s also an app called My QuitBuddy that a friend of mine used, it showed her how much money she saved on cigarettes by quitting and the health benefits she was regaining. Good luck!

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Have you ever read Allen Carr’s easy way to stop smoking? It’s pretty great, and especially during the normal withdrawal period, I didn’t get any cravings because somehow the book gets you mentally prepared and completely happy to stop.

Congratulations on your pregnancy and good luck with quitting, you can do it!

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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peridot456:  great minds πŸ™‚

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Merritt Winery

Congrats and great job on cutting down already! Former smoker here. I did quit way before I got pregnant but I did quit for health reasons. What helps me with any change is changing my frame of mind about it. I stopped looking at it like it was even a choice. I’ve had to do that with certain foods for health reasons too.

It’s just not an option. Removing the choice in the matter has definitely helped me. Stop being so hard on yourself too! A lot of times, it’s the stress over how guilty we feel that leads us to using again. Good luck And don’t hold your struggles inside. Talk to someone about them. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Hey there ! Congrats on your pregnancy. I quit when I found out I was pregnant. I was already down to just a few here and there.  The best advice I can give is just give up those last few. It will be challenging for a couple days but just think of the baby every time you want one. Soon it won’t even bother you. In my experience once you allow yourself to go down the road of having ‘just one’, it will be harder to stop yourself from having ‘just one more. ‘  good luck !

Post # 14
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Busy bee

I quit a long time ago, but I found that eating a Tic Tac whenever I had a craving really helped a lot.  

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