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I was wondering if anyone can tell me if i am able to use nicotine patches while i am pregnant.
I've heard that you can and i've also heard that you can't, so i have absouloutly no idea!
Does anyone know :confused:
I've tried so many times to quit cold turkey, and i just can't seem to!
I was smoking right up to when I found out I was pregnant. I some how stopped straight away ( I have no idea to this day how I did it!!!) and would have the occasional drag of someones. I don't think you can use the patches but you may be able to use the gum. Not sure if you ave used it before!! Have you tried looking on the website?? Maybe they might be able to tell you.
I too smoked until the day i found out i was pregnant. Some how i haven't touched or thought about ciggies since that day.
I'm not sure about patches and things but keep positive! It's going to be hard but try not to put yourself down if you don't think you're doing to well. Just keep trying to stop!
My fingers and toes are crossed for you!
Patches are not recommended during pregnancy as they can affect your body not to mention your baby... i was a pretty heavy smoker with no ambition to quit until i found out that i was pregnant and after that everytime i thought about having a cigarette i realy thought hard about whether i wanted a deformed or disabled child, i know its hard to quit but dont do it for you do it for your unborn baby that breathes in every puff of air that you do in the long run miscarriage can be the end result so i beg all you mothers to be to seriously consider there actions..... GOOD LUCK
I know that it is not recommended to use the patches during pregnancy but surely if you are struggling to stop then i imagine that they would be better than actual cigarettes, I sucked on the lozenges on and off whilst pregnant with cooper and they seemed to help the cravings heaps, even if you just use them for a few wks till the really bad cravings have passed, good luck :)
The reason nicotine patches aren't reccommeded is that in some people they may cause high blood pressure. When you are pregnant your blood pressure will usually rise from what it normally is. Can be very dangerous!!
Patches are a big no no! You get more nicotin from patches than you do smoking AND it's continuess rather than just having a hit when having a smoke.
Up until 16 weeks, the baby doesn't relie on you for oxygen, but you are at a much higher risk for misscarriage because you blood pressure rises.
I was a pack a day smoker till I found out I was preggas this time around. I didn't go cold turkey. As soon as I found out, I dropped down to five a day and cut down by one a week till I wasn't smoking at all (I was around 10 weeks).
I still have the occasional puff, but average around 1 smoke a month. There's no point beating myself up over it, and I'm sure it's not going to do much harm, although I do feel guilty after having a puff AND it smells so bad, I have to change my clothes and brush my teeth and wash my hands as soon as I have one :o
Buy your self some lollies to suck on and always have a bottle of water on standyby. When you get an urge, have a big drink and then suck a lolly.
Good luck Quitting, I know how hard it is!
Oh, I should also mention,
After 16 weeks, when you go to lite up, just think, you are depriving your baby of oxygen and litteraly suffocating, him/her for 5 mintues :( poor bubs.
That thought should be enough to stop you lighting up too often ;)
I smoked all they way through with my third, because I didn't realise just how much it affects the baby.
She was not premature, but only weighed 5Ibs 15 oz and was so skinny. She had no body fat and had to go into special care, because she couldn't hold her own body temperature :( she could have died.
Without smoking I have 8Ib babies.
Thanks, since i first posted this i have quit smoking! just went cold turkey!
I can't say the urge isn't still there but i try to do something to take my mind off it, so now we are TTC #5
WTG on quitting Jo :D
Good luck with TTC #5
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! Quitting is tough! You should be soooo proud of yourself!!!!!
Good on you, you must be one strong (and loving) mother!
CONGRATULATIONS!! Im very impressed :)
Well i'm still not smoking, It is so damn hard, but i'm coping pretty well, thanks for all the support!
(I just need to keep the lolly supply up! hehehehe!)
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