05-27-2014 08:49 PM
OMG! Ive JUST wrote the same thing in my question (well part of it)! Went to the hospital the other day and the Dr. told me that i would cause more stress on me AND the baby if i quit cold turkey and that it is a common cause of miscarriage. Anyone ever hear of this? Im so confused.
05-27-2014 09:33 PM
05-28-2014 08:38 AM
3 weeks ago
I had a close family friend, a 2-pack-a day smoker, get pregnant. She had a high risk preganacy and was told by her doctor not to quit as it would cause too much strain on her body. She was allowed one per day. Her daughter is now 16 years old, very healthy, smart, and extremely athletic. Yes, it is strange to hear, but we have to remember that 40 years ago, no one was told to quit smoking or drinking.
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
My doctor told me the same thing. Addiction is a addiction and withdrawls are hard on the body. Someone addicted to heroin would never ever be told to quit cold turkey because it could kill them out right, alcohol or any other hard substance, the like. While we might have the will power and go-get-em'ness to quit all at once and deal with the symptoms and side effects of not smoking, the baby essentially comes into existance with the nicotine addiction and a cold turkey withdrawl is harder on the tiny baby body and developing mind than it is on ours. Cold turkey quiting is like all of sudden depriving the LO of something that has been there since it came to be. That is why it's important to wean yourself down. 5 for a couple days, 4 for a couple days 3 then 2 then 1, you get the picture. Then LO has a chance to adjust. The all of a sudden withdrawls from the chemical plus mom's high blood pressuse from her own withdrawl could cause complications, serious ones even. My quit date is the 25th. Good luck to all.