What is the easiest way to quit smoking when pregnant?
A lot of worse things have been done in the name of the children. Tell yourself that you can’t touch a cigarette until after the baby is born.
Second hand smoke is bad for babies, too.
Well, you just have to get over this hump, the baby bump. In six months or whatever, if you haven’t touched a cigarette, you’ve probably broken the habit.
That’s true. I need help quitting, though.
You’ll want to talk to the doctor before taking any medicine to help you break the habit. Nicotine patches are OK, if it helps stop the cravings.
I’ve had doctors say you shouldn’t even take headache medicine unless you have to. Nicotine patches are even worse.
No, cigarettes are even worse than nicotine patches. Your doctor should be doing everything he can to help you quit smoking.
A lot of things are now off limits while pregnant. No beer, no wine, no cigarettes.
A single glass of wine with dinner, or one beer sitting by the pool won’t hurt you. It is the heavy drinking of several beers a day or a bottle of wine that hurts the baby.
It seems like everything hurts the baby. And yet there are women with ear phones on their stomachs so the kid can hear Bach.
How does that hurt?
Doctors limit the number of ultrasounds to minimize the risk of hearing damage to the kid, and then you’re blaring classical music at the kid hours a day. He could go deaf before he could even hear it right.
Talk to your doctor if you’re afraid of the side effects of various options to quit smoking.
What about my OBGYN? I’ll see her long before I could get into my primary care doctor.
Absolutely, she could help. It helps her, since quitting smoking reduces the odds of complications and premature birth.
And I get points for being a good mother before I can screw anything up.
And save on your health insurance premiums as a non-smoker, before you have to add on extra costs for a dependent.
At least he’ll be a cute little tax deduction.
Source: Easiest Way to Quit Smoking When Pregnant