smoking in third trimester

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by sweetie_pie83, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. sweetie_pie83

    sweetie_pie83 New Member

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    Hello im new on here and just wanted to see if im the only person who is still smoking in pregnancy im due on 2nd april 2011 and im having a little boy, I have cut down alot but im just finding it so difficult this time this is my 3rd baby I smoked with my 1st stopped with the 2nd and I just cant seem to do it I feel soo guilty...I have been going through a stressful time ive just lost my house and ive got to move in 2 weeks but thats not a good enough excuse please let me know im not the only one :cry:
     
  2. Gemie

    Gemie Mum to 3

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    I hope no one jumps on you for this post like some tend to do on this subject... as you can imagine it can be quite a touchy subject.

    I can't help as I gave up 10 months before I got preggers but I'd have hated to give up while pregnant so I feel for you... you're doing well by cutting down, just keep trying... I know how hard it is.

    Welcome to the forum btw :hi:
     
  3. lynzlogan

    lynzlogan Guest

    well done for cutting down and no your not alone! I'm due march 15th and still have around 10 a day. I mainly struggled due to been forced off my anxiety tablets. I've cut from 40 a day to 10. My gp recomended for me not to completely cut them out as it would cause me and baby too much stress where i'm like a nervous wreck already. I'm still trying to cut down a bit more though. X x
     
  4. sezrah

    sezrah Well-Known Member

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    I quit smoking a couple years ago, well actually it will be 2 years to the day on my babies due date!
    I must admit in the summer I had a few tokes on a nice cigar, I know it's still smoking but you don't inhale cigars so it didn't make me feel as guilty.
    Some women can pull off cigars, some can't. :)
     
  5. karmah

    karmah Well-Known Member

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    aww. it is hard to quit bad habits, good luck with everything.

    i have to ask tho, with your first did you find the baby fussy? i'm curious since i've heard stories they fuss more. i know it's hard but you still have time to cut back more and even quit! good luck with everything and hope your move goes smoothly.
     
  6. sweetie_pie83

    sweetie_pie83 New Member

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    No she is no fussier than my 2nd, also my 1st was bigger than my 2nd by a whole 1lb! Thanks for all the support I will do it one day!!! I even smoke outside I havent smoked in my house for 8 years since my daughter was born I have to put a coat on just to have one!!! I just feel so stupid....
     
  7. x Alanna x

    x Alanna x Well-Known Member

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    i quit smoking a year ago.. and really couldnt stand the smell of it since i quit...

    but now ive gone on further in my pregnancy.. mainly the 3rd trimester.. i like the smell of people smoking and think it smells nice?? :S .. pregnancy does some weird things.. haha.. i wont be starting again tho... took a lot of will power to quit in the first place..

    ur doing well to cut down.. it must be really hard trying to quit whilst ur pregnant.. so keep it up.. :D xx
     
  8. mummymadness

    mummymadness Mummy to 4

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    I hope no one jumps on you hunny in this thread, I am terrible i smoke like a trooper but always stop the day i find out i am pregnant but i am just as silly as you hunny 1st day out of hospital i will light one up its so stupid because i can do 9 months but after i just have to smoke ...
    Your cutting down and trying so good luck hun and keep going you will get there xxxx
     
  9. bellablue

    bellablue Mom of 2 girls 1 son 😊

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    i never smoked can't stand the smell of it so cant relate but good for you for cutting down anything is better then nothing! have you tried the patch i heard it really good better then the gum also when you get a craving they say to suck on candy good luck hun and welcome to BNB
     
  10. emjgil

    emjgil New mummy of one :D

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    i'll hold my hands up on this one too.... before i found out i was pregnant i was a heavy smoker and since finding out i have cut down loads, i even see a specialist midwife to help me kick those last few, i'm now on WELL under 10 a day but those last couple are a bugger to get rid of. I'm so determin to do it tho and feel so bad every time i cave and have one!

    i let ppl smoke in my kitchen at the moment but i go outseide and As soon as LO comes there will be no smoking anywhere in the house. OH smokes too but he's one of these annoying ppl who will just stop and think nothing of it grr lol

    I WILL get there tho xx Good luck xx
     
  11. emjgil

    emjgil New mummy of one :D

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    oh and just to add to the above... that inhaler thing you can get helps me loads, its safe for LO and if you get the doc to do perscription and you have your pregnancy card thing you wont have to pay for it either... same with the patches if you can use them (they do nothing for me tho) xx
     
  12. Angel_dust

    Angel_dust Pregnant with #3

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    I'm not a smoker....but thats only as i have asthma anyway, pregnant or not...but I can imagine how hard it must be trying to cut down or give up. Just thought i'd post a reply to wish you good luck in cutting down and hope all goes well for you.xxx
     
  13. n3wmum

    n3wmum Guest

    Hi hun,

    I am a smoker and will hold my hands up. managed to cut down to two sometimes none a day! I am the same, dont smoke in the house and never have or ever will. I have tried the inhalers, hypnotherapy, patches, everything to get rid of the last two but nothing has helped. I am still trying though today is my due date.

    I will not be smoking around my LO as i dont any of nieces and nephews so not going to do it with my own child. Stay strong hun it is hard and we don't need anyone telling us the harm as we know and if your like me feel terrible and ashamed. Hope nobody jumps on you hun
     
  14. Ashley2189

    Ashley2189 Mommy to a sweet toddler

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    I quit smoking cold turkey the day I found out I was pregnant. I was extremely lucky that it was easy for me, even after smoking for 7 years. I'm sorry you're having such a difficult time, but I do applaud you on cutting down! It can be so difficult for some to kick the habit, I can't imagine the guilt you must feel. Just try to see the up side that you've been able to cut it back and keep working towards quitting! It's never too late, even if it happens after LO is born it's so much better for baby's health to not be around 1st, 2nd, or 3rd hand smoke! (3rd hand being on your clothing, hair, etc.) best of luck hun :hugs:
     
  15. JeepGirl

    JeepGirl Mommy of 2

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    I smoked for 13 years and quit a year ago, the day I found out my little brother had cancer. I used the patch, and it worked wonders for me. But I would check with your doctor before using it, as the brand I used had warnings on it not to use when pregnant.
     
  16. SIEGAL

    SIEGAL Pregnant mother of 1

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    I quit smoking from a pack a day to nothing cold turkey the day I ovulated for this baby - I am not gonna say "you can do it if u try" or w/e or how it is safer for baby and reduces SIDs b/c I am sure you know that but.... I downloaded an app that day I quit that tells u how many days u have been smoke free X cost X cigs per day.. Its been 8 and 1/2 months or so and I think I saved near 5k!!!!!!!!! Remember that when you think of your stressfull money problems and think u need the cigs to calm down!!! it really adds up.

    Good luck!!!!!!!
     
  17. bumpy_j

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    i smoked around 20 a day before finding out, was quite lucky as in the first tri the smell of smoke made me feel sick so i've managed to quit with nicotine gum but it's gotten alot harder in the 3rd - definitely been stuffing my face to compensate :( and wont lie i've had the odd toke of my OHs rollies if i'm having a horrible day. don't be too hard on yourself as you're at least doing something pro-active about it and are cutting down! best of luck :)
     
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    JaniceT Mum to a gorgeous boy.

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    I quit just before getting pregnant and wantto congratulate you for cutting down. I hope you do manage to stop entirely. I get very afraid about smoking during pregnancy because there is a risk of hurting the baby. Some get lucky and baby is fine but my friend who used to sneak a ciggi everyday gave birth to a little boy who was physically and mentally challenged. Also another close friend had a child who suffered from some neurological problems. I guess fear keeps me away from smokes. Not to encourage smoking here but I've also seen some babies coming out looking just fine even though mums smoked. All the best to you!
     
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    Hayles Well-Known Member

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    I tried so hard all through my pregnancy to stop, but I've had a very stressful time the last 9 months which made it impossible to quit. I did cut down to 10, then over time it got less and less, then I didn't feel well one day and just stopped, this was only 3 weeks ago (I'm due next wed). I was honest with my midwife from the start, she was very positive and didn't try and scare me.
    I have been paranoid about what my smoking has done but what's done is done there's not alot I can do now.
     

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