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Old Apr 27th, 2012, 16:08 PM   1
hellobaby1106
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quit smoking at 12 weeks pregnant.. could i have caused my baby harm


Hi.. before i begin i would just like to say i would not like any rude people telling me what a bad mother i am for smoking at all when pregnant. i am just looking for reassurance and facts.. I didnt know i was pregnant until i was about 8 weeks along and before i found out i smoked about 10-15 cigarettes a day as soon as i found out i started quitting.. and i am now 12 weeks pregnant and pretty confident in myself that i have finally quit.. maybe this is normal but i am so worried that i may have caused some harm to my baby in this time



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Old Apr 27th, 2012, 16:13 PM   2
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I don't think you'll cause any harm. Sometimes the fetus can go thru nicotine withdrawls though. But in the long run, it will be good for baby. Don't worry, I'm still smoking (I know, naughty) but I've cut down a lot and I'm trying so hard to quit! If you are super worried though, talk to your doctor. They will probably be very happy that you've quit!



 
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Old Apr 27th, 2012, 16:14 PM   3
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Smoking whilst pregnant reduces the oxygen to the baby and it is replaced by carbon monoxide, which does make it harder for baby to breathe. Plenty of women do have perfectly healthy babies though it is just a risk to take.. congratulations on quitting though that is brilliant and shows that you are trying your hardest and even the fact that you have posted here concerned shows that you care and that you just want the best for your baby! You have certainly done the right thing to quit and the thought of your baby is probably going to be the easiest reason for you to quit well done and good luck! x



 
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Old Apr 27th, 2012, 16:14 PM   4
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Congratulations

You've done an incredibly hard and selfless thing

That makes u a fab mum in my eyes

Well done!



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Old Apr 27th, 2012, 16:24 PM   5
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COngratulations !!


You're fab for quitting so fast ! I haven't yet as I have a stop smoking appoint set up with my mw



 
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Old Apr 27th, 2012, 16:26 PM   6
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Thank you all for your support.. im sure its probably normal for all pregnant women to worry about their baby during their pregnancies. i know a few people who smoked all throughout their pregnancy and have perfectly healthy babies but i just dont want to take that risk and am scared i have already hurt the babies health.. i have a doctors appointment on the 10th and i am going to talk to her about it.



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Old Apr 27th, 2012, 16:31 PM   7
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The 3 major complications of smoking while pregnant are stillbirth, premature delivery, and low birth weight but since you quit already there should be a very small chance of any of these.
I give you a HUGE congratulations on quitting! I quit after 15 years of smoking a pack a day back in November when my mom who was diagnosed with lung cancer from smoking started taking a turn for the worse. I keep telling my hubby how glad I am that I did it before I became pregnant because I just don't know how I would have done it since I used Chantix to quit.
So I am so very proud of your commitment to your baby and your selflessness. Don't worry about any effects, you will be fine just so long as there is no more smoking.



 
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Old Apr 27th, 2012, 16:42 PM   8
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I applaud anyone who can give up smoking, it is a fantastic thing you have done for your child and I know its hard (i was a smoker before my eldest) well done



 
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Old Apr 27th, 2012, 17:05 PM   9
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I quit when I was 13 weeks! Munchkin is 3 and a half weeks old with no problems!(thank god!) my midwife told me smoking starts causing problems after 14 weeks (don't know how right she is!) but well done for quitting and I can honestly say staying off them is well worth it!



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Old Apr 27th, 2012, 17:14 PM   10
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You may still have an increased risk of complications, but I'm sure you've reduced it at least some by stopping now. Remember that second hand smoke can also be damaging, so if anyone around you smokes keep away from that as well.



 
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