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ambernicole664
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Registered: ‎05-27-2014

Re: Doctor recommends smoking?!

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.

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ambernicole664
Posts: 30
Registered: ‎05-27-2014

Re: Doctor recommends smoking?!

Christine, how very judgmental of you. Internet bullying of pregnant women? AND as a moderator? You should be ashamed of yourself. As for YOUR record, my doctor had said something similar to me, so your assumptions are/could be wrong. Youve had 3 kids, not 3000. Youre no expert. Now that i've noticed most of these community boards are in your hands, i will NOT be using them and will make sure to send a wonderful letter to the editors of this site with an explanation as to why. These boards are for support, not for judging.
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jellybeanmag
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎05-28-2014

Re: Doctor recommends smoking?!

It's true, I'm a smoker and was told the same thing, that it is more stressful on both mother and baby to stop suddenly and to wean off, or only have 2-3 smokes per day.
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deb77k
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Registered: ‎04-08-2014

Re: Doctor recommends smoking?!

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.

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edeweyvogt
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Registered: ‎07-13-2014

Re: Doctor recommends smoking?!

In some cases withdrawal can definitely put our bodies under some significant stressors, NOT good for the baby. Smoking should be quit not cold turkey but with patches, e-cigs, and even tapering usage and keeping a journal of each cig you smoke to make sure you smoke fewer the next day. Caffeine however? That's just stupid. No one ever died from caffeine withdrawal.
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hockey_gurl2323
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Registered: ‎07-01-2014

Re: Doctor recommends smoking?!

I know someone that couldn't quit smoking while pregnant because it would raise her blood pressure too much if she were to quit. recommended to cut down but to not quit.
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bzimara59402
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Registered: ‎07-18-2014

Re: Doctor recommends smoking?!

I am pregnant with twins for the 3rd time and YES they do often recommend this FOR A PERIOD OF TIME. To quit cold turkey during a high risk pregnancy can cause stress to the fetus(s) causing a miscarriage. With my first set of twins I smoked prior and they put me on a strict schedule to quit even though it made me sick to even think about smoking. I would have quit cold turkey had the doctors let me. HOWEVER... I have never heard of them being ok with it thru the entire pregnancy. I've also never heard of them recommending it for a normal-risk pregnancy but I've had high risk all 3 times due to multiples so I have no experience with that I guess.
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