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Hey Ladies, I am new to the community and I have a question for you guys. I found out last week that I am pregnant (6weeks or so). The issue that I have is quiting smoking. I have cut back but there seems to be just those few I have problems giving up... Any advice would be great... Cold turkey isn't a option for me because I crave the ciggerettes more.... Thank you...
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I am a former smoker (quit almost 7 years ago). I was a lucky one who was able to quit cold turkey because I had more to live for than a silly little stick. No I wasn't pregnant, but I knew my fiancé wouldn't marry a smoker and to me, losing him wasn't worth it. What I would suggest is if you are having a hard time quitting cold turkey, try cutting out one cigarette each day for a week. Then the next week cut one more out until you have completely cut the habit. I agree that chewing gum is a really good idea (specifically cinnamon). Another thing that helped me was that I realized I had a hard time losing that habit of constantly putting my hand to my mouth, so what I did was I bought lollipops and treated them like a cigarette in a sense. I would hold it like I would a cigarette and eat it during the times when I was used to smoking. The hardest to give up was while driving. No it isn't the perfect trade off but it worked for me while I was trying to not relapse. It VERY slowly got easier and easier until I didn't need it at all.
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You ave to put your needs and wants aside. I know it is hard, as I was smoking when I found out I was pregnant with my daughter, but you have someone else's life in your hands. Prove your love to your child by doing this for them. Chew gum, suck on mints, eat carrots, etc. Keep your hands and mouth busy! Good luck! :)
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Drink lots of water. Have you thought about trying an electronic cigarette? That's what I was using when I became pregnant with my first son and it was easy to put down once I knew. You can wean down on the amount of nicotine in them and they even make them with no nicotine, which is what my husband has been doing for quite a while now. Good luck!! It is best for your baby to quit before the end of the first trimester. Smoking can cause low birth weight and even increases the risk of SIDS in baby's first year.
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Ok I'm not a smoker but my s/o is and I was worried about even being around ppl that smoke. Its very hard for a person to stop smoking. When your pregnant, u don't need stress. Doctors will tell you to cut back on smoking and slowly ease yourself off if you go cold turkey it's possible you could stress  and that stress is transferred to your baby. Take your time. Quit smoking should have  happened before you got pregnant. However, life happens and my advice is not to worry take your time and keep trying and moving forward to quitting all together
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I have had 3 cigarettes my entire pregnancy (at those points where it was either calm down or raving lunatic pregnant woman in jail for assault or the like!) It's all a matter of willpower and what works best for you. Try asking your dr about tips
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But you were saying you can't I'm sure you will be fine as you already have it in your head you want to quit I just kept chewing gum close by and bottled water every time I wanted one I took a sip and had some gum Good luck
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I use to smoke as well I stopped cold turkey as soon as I started trying. I drank whisky every day as well. It was hard especially drink ing but when you quit you feel proud. Try not to tell yourself that you can't so cold turkey :)
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Hi was a smoker too and my first pregnancy was unplanned iI gave up coldturkey  
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