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Started: 6/2/2016 10:09 AM
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sally123
Is there even a point??
I couldn't quit smoking completely when I was pregnant... it made my baby's birth harder. I don't even know if I should still try to quit or even if there is a point now that my baby is born?? :(
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sally123
I couldn't quit smoking completely when I was pregnant... it made my baby's birth harder. I don't even know if I should still try to quit or even if there is a point now that my baby is born?? :(
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Posted: 6/2/2016 4:29 PM
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Hi Sally123, Thank you for your question! It’s great to hear you are still committed to quitting your smoking for the health of your baby and yourself. Quitting is still a good idea no matter what stage you are in life. It may be difficult considering the added stress of caring for a newborn baby, but quitting (or reducing the number of cigarettes you smoke per day) will bring immediate and long-term health benefits to you and your baby. You can still take steps to protect your baby’s health while you go through your quitting journey. Some tips to make sure your baby lives in a smoke-free environment and avoid secondhand smoke: - Breastfeed before smoking - Change your clothes/wash your hands after you smoke - Smoke outside and avoid smoking in the car and house It’s also important to make sure your baby gets regular check-ups with your health care provider to discuss with him/her other ways to ensure healthy development for your baby. For more ideas and ways to quit, feel free to browse the Pregnets website. We also have a blog where new blog posts are written by women in similar positions who you can connect with and get support, so feel free to check that out as well! ~Pregnets Team
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Hi Sally123, Thank you for your question! It’s great to hear you are still committed to quitting your smoking for the health of your baby and yourself. Quitting is still a good idea no matter what stage you are in life. It may be difficult considering the added stress of caring for a newborn baby, but quitting (or reducing the number of cigarettes you smoke per day) will bring immediate and long-term health benefits to you and your baby. You can still take steps to protect your baby’s health while you go through your quitting journey. Some tips to make sure your baby lives in a smoke-free environment and avoid secondhand smoke: - Breastfeed before smoking - Change your clothes/wash your hands after you smoke - Smoke outside and avoid smoking in the car and house It’s also important to make sure your baby gets regular check-ups with your health care provider to discuss with him/her other ways to ensure healthy development for your baby. For more ideas and ways to quit, feel free to browse the Pregnets website. We also have a blog where new blog posts are written by women in similar positions who you can connect with and get support, so feel free to check that out as well! ~Pregnets Team
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