I'm 3 months pregnant and I can't quit smoking.
There, I said it.
First of all... to ALL the bashers that are sure to follow...Yes, I know the risk. and Yes, I know it's selfish.
I have talked with my Doctor and she told me that the best thing to do is to cut back gradually. That trying to quit cold turkey is worse for the baby than having a few a day.
I have at least started that. At work yesterday I only had 2 cigarettes for an 8 hour shift. (that's actually REALLY good considering I was a pack a day smoker)
This morning instead of grabbing one as soon as I woke up, I waited a few hours and we are no longer smoking in the house. So at least it's a start.. The main thing that scares me is that with my first pregnancy I was young & dumb and I didn't even try to cut back. My daughter was born a healthy weight and size. The Pregnancy was full term as well (She was late! lol) She is hardly ever sick, no breathing issues, and she is top of her class. . . I have heard mothers say the same thing, They smoked during one pregnancy and the baby was fine... They quit with another and the baby had issues.
I'm not saying by any means that smoking is good for you or the baby. I am not saying that it's a preventitive measure either. I am just terrified that I'm going to quit smoking and put in all the effort just for my baby to be born with problems like I never quit at all.
I'm just nervous I guess.. Go ahead and bash away because I know that there are some nasty, immature people on here...
My question is, "How many of you smoked during pregnancy? and were your children okay?"
Also I would like to point out (because I know some ignorant somebody is going to say something)
No... What other mothers have or have not done is not in any way going to affect my decision to quit smoking. I want to quit anyway... Not just for the baby but for myself.
So with that being said... 3...2...1....go.