Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
need help quitting
I am almost 19 weeks and I have tried cold Turkey I've tried gradually quitting I have tried hard candy. Eating carrots when I have a craving. I know it is bad for my baby. And me too. I just can't quit. I'm so scared of hurting my baby.
Cancel
4 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
I don't want to sound mean, but if hurting your baby isn't enough to make you stop using, I don't know what is.  I was born from a mother who smoked through the entire pregnancy and was consequently born with under developed lungs (and a dependency to nicotine).  With the underdeveloped lungs, I also had asthma that I fought with through my early teens.  Now, I am in my 40's and get all kinds of respiratory distress.

The deal is, you can quit but it takes an effort.  I'm addicted to nicotine as well and I have stopped a few times.  Once for 4 years.  It is doable, you just need a real plan and you can speak to a doctor about finding out what will work best for you.

Good Luck, and give your baby a chance.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
134578 tn?1463413330
Try hypnosis.  Some medical practitioners do it, and also there are places like Positive Changes Hypnosis Centers, in other words, you can get it for a medical reason.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
brice was really clear, i have to admit that! you should stop!
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
Im 20 weeks pregnant today smoking has been so difficult for me also.  Ive tried scaring myself reading up stillbirths etc. It's do hard does your baby have a strong heartbeat? They should let you know your first ultrasound if he/she is healthy try your best to.just cut down... I was a pack a day smoker now I cut way bk when I found out I was first pregnant at 4 weeks.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Smoking Addiction Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Addiction Answerers