But the less you smoke the less the risk of SIDS. We plan to get pregnant in the near future so I’ve decided to quit beforehand, i will try to get through it without starting again but would like to know. I have 5 children currently 6 weeks pregnant with my 6th, i quit smoking at 6 weeks. Thats why i ask you.
But at the most I could smoke almost half a pack. I only smoked about 6, the health benefits for stopping smoking are immense, will it harm my child any worse? Im 8 weekz and found, i am 5 weeks pregnant and I smoke I have never been a heavy smoker the most I have a day is 5 smokes, this particularly true for pregnant women. At the moment I will have roughly 4 smokes a day; your baby and your pregnancy.
Some of the most harmful for pregnant women and their babies is thought to be nicotine — hi im currently 27 weeks pregnant and I just recently moved into a home with people who smokes both cigarettes and weed. There have been links made between women smoking during pregnancy and their children developing respiratory problems, il def be doing that anytime I’m tempted! The effects it, is harmful to the baby.
Are you getting support from your midwife or doctor for quitting smoking? After birth it is important to keep babies in a smoke free environment. Have i done the right thing or should i some how get help to stop the cravings do you think?
I have stopped smoking since i found out but wondered if this is any good and wont cause me any problems by just stopping without any help to quit as i am aware that i cant use patches when pregnant. I rarely ever drink smoking I did everyday but as I said I quit as soon as I saw a positive. I have 8 weeks today, and i been smoking only half ciggerates daily.
It is very hard to quit smoking but I am trying. My last cig was last week. Hi Geraldine – It can be really difficult to stop smoking but the rewards are worth it.
I wonder if my baby is ok. I read that it can cause miscarriage. Congratulations Anne on quiting smoking at 6 weeks. Smoking increases heart rate, increases blood pressure and depresses the nervous system.
I feel so guilty and increasing worried that Im going to do serious harm but i just cant seem to control it. I don’t want Her to crave cigarettes and stress herself because I’m not giving it to her anymore. The increased rate of chest infections and blood clotting disorders is of particular concern.
2 months pregnant and she smokes maybe twice a week, will it harm the baby? You can phone the Quitline on 131 848 confidentially from anywhere in Australia for the cost of a local call only.
By following these simple steps it helps to reduce the incidence of SIDS. I am finding it difficult to stop smoking. Keep up the good work!
Now a healthy 23 yr old! Have the past 6 weeks of smoking affected my baby alot? I’ve been cutting down as much as i can but seem to always sneak back up to about 15 a day strength 4.
And please dont tell me to see my midwife or so, thats why i ask you. I know with my first child I found out I was pregnant at 4 weeks and smoked till 6 weeks and after that I just felt sick smoking so I stopped for 4 months then puffed every now and then on a smoke and she is fine and healthy no issues with her! Hi Samantha – Congratulations on your pregnancy.
Ok so I have a question. I have just found out that i am 6 weeks pregnant and have stopped smoking immediately. I used some of the key points on the affects of smoking during pregnancy for my year 10 Health and Human Development subject. I am now 26 weeks pregnant and have been smoking half a pack a day the whole pregnancy.
I know I probably could try harder, but putting myself through this again makes me feel like I am harming the baby even more. 3-4 weeks pregnant and am trying to quit smoking, will quitting cold turkey hurt my developing baby? Im Cathy, and i was doing a project in English about Why smoking should be banned. I didn’t really crave the nicotine until bedtime, and I just used my first nicotine gum today to help with a craving.
Any help or advice is needed. I’m 5 weeks pregnant been smoking for 13 years I’ve cut back quite a bit but want to quit.
I also suffer from anxiety and have to stop the meds too so its not going to be easy but I know it’s going to be easier to go through any stress of quitting now before I have a baby to think about too , and plan to combat the anxiety with exercise and yoga. Woman are encouraged to quit. These substances have been found to cross the placenta and reach the baby. It’s not fair to the baby.
They should be able to provide you with information and support about quitting. A baby of a woman who smokes weighs on average 170 to 200 grams lighter. Try and think about your baby more than your cravings.
2014since it was to early to see anything. 35weeks, i found out i was pregnant when i was 5months, so b4 dhat i had quite afew drinks nd smokes.
30 weeks and haven’t quit so what makes you think you will quit now. I smoke 2 a day. I just found out I’m about 5 weeks pregnant and I’ve been smoking.
I’m katerina and I am13 years old and i am doing a project on smoking is bad for pregeneant women and i have to say this really helped my investigaition alot! Stopping smoking without the use of nicotine patches is the best way to go as your baby isn’t being exposed to nicotine through the crucial developement phase. Hi Kellie and Monica – unfortunately the evidence is very clear smoking is harmful to you, your baby and your pregnancy. 30 weeks pregnant and I quit smoking when I was 4 weeks pregnant and began moking again when I was 2 months.
Hey Jane, I’m really amazed at this article that you created. I know that is still bad, But it that better then actually smoking more then what i usually do? So I really strongly stress to all pregnant women who smoke to try everything you can to quit smoking.
I’ve never been pregnant and don’t know how to help her. I just cannnnnttttt seem to stop smoking its like my body cravessss it. Hello, this article was amazing! There have been links made between women smoking during pregnancy and their children developing respiratory problems, such as asthma, later in childhood.
Which makes me want to smoke more I cry everyday cos I feel like I’m doing the wrong thing and I don’t feel happy. But everyone puts so much power into me trying to quite that last two. I will try to get through it without starting again but would like to know.
What color is the sky on a clear day? Im 8 weekz and found,out at,4 weeks, I didnt give uo stratwe away but now im on ma 4th day without a smoke after being a pak,a day for nerly 10 years.
Have I hurt my baby? However it’s far better to stop all together for you and your developing baby.
It makes me nervous cause I keep hearing about all the bad things and the thing that scares me the most is still birth. The effects of smoking goes beyond the birth.
I smoked for six years before I got pregnant. We are learning more and more these days about the effects of cigarette smoking on pregnancy. You don’t need to do it alone – the government have lots of resources available.
You can also call the Quitline on 131 848. I’m 18 weeks and 3 days pregnant and these past few days I have started smoking again. This not only effects the baby but causes increased complications for the mother. Another strategy is to make an appointment to see a psychologist.
Smoking while 3 weeks prego . Should I be as paranoid as I am right now? I smoke and baby seems great.
I also found it interesting reading all the comments. I have managed to reduce the amount I smoke, will this have a positive effect? I do not know if I can keep up not smoking, as I feel it’s doing more damage then good. For the sake of our child.
I have cut down a great deal and my doctor is very proud of me. Women need support to stop smoking from their families and from health professionals. Im 9 weeks today As soon as I found out I was pregnant I changed my smokes to the lowest smokes whites.
Hi Katerina – I am glad this article was helpful for your assignment. Or if anyone knows what I should do !
There is also evidence to show that if the father smokes while the mother is pregnant, SIDS also is increased. I also suffer from anxiety and depression and used smoking as my coping mechanism. Again the more the woman smokes, the higher the risk of complications. 2nd baby i quit smoki while pregnant and guess what she was born and sucfered asthma for ywars, grew out of it.
I am 39 years old, mother of two children 21 and 19, I managed to quit will pregnant with them but with this one, i just can’t seem to put the smokes down. How badly could this weakness effect the baby? My mum smoked during pregnancy, she cut down to 3 a day and her OB actually told her not to go cold turkey as it is very stressful for the baby. Last night I think I had 4 sticks and now that I read a few articles on how smoking affects pregnancy, I’m scared.
Rose it is best if you are able to stop all together. How much damage have I done now till 6 weeks with smoking? There are also increased abnormalities found with the placentas. Surely having only a few drags or half a cigarette a day couldnt be too harmful, I mean, If im feeling stressed after work I find having just a puff or 2 helps alot.
I think there is just too much paranoia surrounding this subject these days. I haven’t smoked since I heard the bad news yesterday but some mothers told me their doctors said quitting cold turkey could harm your baby because they might be addicted to the nicotine? It is known that if you are able to stop smoking in the first half of your pregnancy, that by the time of birth the baby will be close to normal size.
I go days without smoking but my partner is a smoker and i sometimes just have one or two drags to get the craving away and then im okay. Ideally both parents would stop smoking during pregnancy, but the less you smoke the less the risk of SIDS. What helps me is, every time I feel like a smoke I google,the effects it,has on my,baby.
Research has found that potential effects of smoking during pregnancy include an increased chance of genetic abnormalities. I stopped smoking with Champix 2 month before getting pregnant, I was fine until week 20 and then started again. Is my baby in real bad danger? Is this Very Harmful for my baby girl?
I encourage everyone struggling to quit smoking to really put in an effort and try everything they can to quit. Stop people from smoking in the house, car or anywhere near the baby. Some of the most harmful for pregnant women and their babies is thought to be nicotine, carbon monoxide and cyanide.
Hi, I’m 31 weeks pregnant and everything has been going great. I am finding myself stressed and basically an emotional wreck everyday now. Discuss your concerns regarding smoking during pregnancy with your midwife or doctor. I’m a ballet teacher and I carnt stop smoking.
5 to 6 weeks and i smoke and i cant seem to quit does anyone have any advise? I know the first 6 weeks are very early on but i am so worried about the damage i could have already caused. A smaller baby does not mean that the birth will be easier.
I just quit smoking yesterday and have been free of cigarettes for almost 24hrs now. I suffer from depression as I have lost 2 babys in miscarge before. Help me as I have completely got to happiness left in me,.
I am 15 weeks pregnant, I quit smoking at 6 weeks. However there is no safe level of smoking. Hi Carly – It is fantastic news that you have stopped smoking since you’ve found out your pregnant.