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Um... Is this Okay...?

I've been smoking cigarettes for almost 2 years now... I know I'm supposed to stop while pregnant but is it okay to smoke an occasional cigarette sometimes to satisfy my craving of the nicotine? I mean not like everyday or every other day. But something like once a week or every other week.
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If u only been smoking for two years it shouldn't be tht hard for u to stop especially for ur baby if u can if u can stop and only smoke once a week there's no point for u to smoke at all i had a problem with smoking but i stopped as soon as i found out i was pregnant just think about the health of ur baby and do things to help u keep ur mind off smoking try a new habit like chewing gum or cleaning also try to stay away from people tht smoke tht can temp u to wanna smoke a cigarette
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C'mon lady, no judgement here but it's a pretty obvious question...no way it's not okay.
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No way, cigarette's a definately not ok! Think ok the health of your baby, think of the damage it'll do to your baby if you continue to smoke. And even if you smoke a cigarette once a week, what's the point? You way aswell give it up all together, cigarette's cut alot of the oxygen to your baby and it can be dangerous. I've been told this by medical professionals!!
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Smoking when pregnant has been linked to low birth weight and pre term labour (amongst other problems that it can cause). If your considering stopping to only smoke one every other week then I think you are more than able to stop all together.
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No it's not okay. I smoked for 10 years before I got pregnant and quit cold turkey as soon as I found out. Just think of the damage you're doing to your baby.
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There's really no point. I was a smoker for 14 years and quit when I got pregnant.  Just take it a day at a time. If u can go a day without then you can go 2 without. .. or a week... or a month. It's all about mind set and will power. Good luck! X
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Smoking is definitely bad for your babies development.  If you really cared about the health of your baby as well as yourself during pregnancy.  You would stop. Drinking and smoking can lead to all sorts of complications. It's definitely not healthy for your baby.
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I was a smoker for 7 years and quit when I got pregnant. I had an occasional cigarette. Once a month or so. My healthy son was born in April.
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If you can manage to stop, you really should. If you're only having a cigarette once a week then you're having more mental or habitual cravings than physical. If you think you need help to stop completely, talk to your OB.
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If she is gonna smoke then thats what she is gonna do everyone can tell her how bad it is but she has to be the one who wants to stop. Which I do agree smoking during pregnancy is not the best choice.
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If you are down to smoking only once or twice a week, you should just be able to completely quit. Wanting a cigarette once a week just to full fill a craving for you is selfish. Just quit all together and eventually the cravings will completely go away. (Coming from someone who has smoked for years, who quit cold turkey...for baby) it's not hard to quit if you just think of the wee one. Every time I craved one I would just think "buuutt it's not only affecting ME now, and baby doesn't want a cigarette) lol
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It'sitotually bad to just to stop smoking all together. Look it up.it can do more harm by stop smoking all together then to ease Of it.my best friend smoked her whole pregnancy but cut down a lot & her health& fine
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Jhulsinger21 I duno who told you that it's bad to stop but that is wrong, there is no heath professional who would tell you that it's more beneficial for the baby to 'cut back' instead of stop all together. There are actual proven risks to babies who have been exposed to cigarettes during pregnancy, that's something that is fact.
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This is the first piece of advise online to come up when you 'look it up', there is no truth in the fact quitting puts the baby in harm.

'Not only is quitting cold turkey safe, it's one of the best things you can do for yourself and your baby while you're pregnant. As soon as you give up your cigarettes, your baby will start getting more oxygen, and the risk ofmiscarriage, premature birth, and other complications will drop.

Quitting cold turkey can be difficult, especially if you're a heavy smoker. As your body adjusts to life without nicotine, you'll probably feel restless and irritable. The good news is that your baby won't share in the misery. There's no evidence that babies go through nicotine withdrawal, and they certainly won't miss a daily dose of tar and carbon monoxide. Besides, your withdrawal symptoms will fade in two or three weeks, and then you can finally stop thinking about cigarettes and start thinking about getting the baby's room ready.'
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Not proud or happy at all but I've been smoking 4-5 Cigs a day. Switched from full flavor to ultra lights and I haven't been able to quit. I've been smoking for 9 years about a pack a day. Regardless of what anyone says I've been doing better then I used to. I tried to quit a few times... First time I found I was preg. Lasted a week. Then again it only lasted 4 days. The stress and somewhat of withdrawals were not fun. I chose to cut bacl and its better then nothing. People at work don't really judge me and well my doctor hasn't seemed to make it a big deal. My baby is measuring big 4 lb at 30 weeks
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I'm no fan of smoking especially while pregnant but I had friends who did it while they was pregnant and their babies came out fine. I'm not saying nothing is gonna happen because something could happen. You will just take that chance if you smoke. Good luck (:
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