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rhiannon32 posted:
Is there anything that can help me stop smoking? I just found out Im pregnant and dont want to harm my baby.
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jadedstar responded:
you will need to cut back as much as possible and quite if possible i smoked when i found out and i cut back until i finaly quite it is hard but the health of your baby is so worth it. smoking decrease blood flow to baby that can cause a number of issues. As far as prescribed help notthing i have seen is safe while preggers. it basically boils down to how bad you want to help your baby I quit smoking before my first pregnancy when i just thought i might be and we were trying so i stayed quit until DD was a yr old. this preg was not actually trying but immediately cut way down and stopped completely within a few weeks. I wont say its easy cuz its not but is so worth it
 
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tazYtatum responded:
as soon as i found out i was pregnant i never touched another cigarette. it was very easy for me to do because i wanted to make sure my baby was as healthy as possible.
and im surprised it was so easy because i was smoking a pack and a half a day.
if its hard for you then just slowly cut down until youre all done.
if you think you can do it, then i suggest just stopping cold turkey and when you want to smoke think about your baby and how you would be affecting he or she.


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