Smoking and Pregnancy

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Smoking and Pregnancy

April 12, 2019
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Quitting is hard. I get it. 

If someone told me that I had to stop eating chocolate during my pregnancy, I’m sure I’d panic.

Chocolate is my “go to”:

  • It helps me when I’m stressed.
  • It makes me happy.
  • Truth be told, I’m probably addicted to chocolate.

Are cigarettes, juuling, or vaping your “chocolate” ?

Talk about addicting! They say that quitting smoking is one of the hardest things to do.

But so important when you’re pregnant!

Here are some tips to quit smoking:

1. Go cold turkey.

2. Cut way back to ½ a cigarette a day.

When that fails,

Call the Tobacco Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW

Or visit www.QuitWithUsLA.org

The Quitline is confidential and staffed with people who understand the unique needs of pregnant women.

This is why smoking during pregnancy is dangerous:

  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome ( SIDS ) Devasting!
  • Low birth weight and underdeveloped lungs which keeps them in the hospital. The best place for your newborn baby is in your arms, not in an incubator!
  • You wouldn’t let your baby smoke, but it’s kind of like that when you smoke when you’re pregnant.

I know it’s hard to quit, I know it’s hard to cut back…

But try.

For you and for your sweet baby, just try.

You can't QUIT until you START trying to quit.

Good luck and I’ll be cheering you on!

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Trisha

Trisha has been a Registered Nurse for twenty-five years. She connects with pregnant women in a personal, cheerful and caring way. At Mary’s House, she is the Clinic Director who can answer questions as a nurse and encourage you as a good friend would.

The information contained on this site is for educational purposes only and is not meant for diagnosis or treatment. Any information found on this site should be discussed with a healthcare professional. Use of this information should be done in accordance with the health care plan outlined by your healthcare professional. For specific medical advice, diagnosis, and treatment, consult your doctor.

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