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I am 10wks pregnant. Scare me into stopping smoking please.

(76 Posts)
JumpingJacks Mon 08-Jul-13 14:46:01

I stopped when I found out I was pg with dd1 and gave up for 5yrs.

Stupidly started again last year and have found out I am pregnant with dc3. I have dropped to one or two fags a day but need to stop. Now.

Tell me the worst. Tell me what I am doing to this poor baby. Make me stop.

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FourGates Tue 16-Jul-13 19:45:59

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JumpingJacks Tue 16-Jul-13 19:41:35

Had my scan today, made me so very happy I have given up.

I felt guilty for what I have been doing to the poor little thing as I was looking at the screen. Cant imagine how awful it would have been if I was still smoking.

Was able to tell the midwife taking bloods that I had given up, which was another little boost.

GrassShopper Mon 15-Jul-13 09:55:37

Well done, I'm so glad to see how well you're doing!

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HotSoupDumpling Sun 14-Jul-13 20:56:09

I don't know the answer to your question (but I suspect it will be fine especially if you continue not to smoke).

I just wanted to say - really really well done.

JumpingJacks Sun 14-Jul-13 20:21:02

Well that's the weekend almost done, saw two friends at a BBQ who are smokers and didn't cave.

That was quite tough but a lot easier when I just thought about the baby and even found myself standing there imagining a red placenta instead of a black tarry one.

Although that did get wondering if I have damaged the placenta already?

Woohoo jumping well done you! Such an achievement - you are killing the nicotine craving demons off one by one. Soon they'll all be dead - they survive on nicotine! Think how strong you are being for your baby, and how much s/he will respect you for it.

And remember, if you get tempted: there's no such thing as 'just one'. You can do this - you've shown it already, so keep going and enjoy your sense of smell, extra money, health, and soon, your gorgeous smoke-free baby!

Indith Sun 14-Jul-13 09:53:46

Well done, stay strong!

Chocomama1 Sat 13-Jul-13 11:11:13

Well done....

raqueluchi Sat 13-Jul-13 11:08:36

I`m loving following this thread.....love everyone´s supportive advice and more than anything, love that you, jumping are being so strong and trying your hardest at giving up!!!! Keep going and think of all the positive reasons there are for giving up...there is not one good reason for keeping on smoking other than your desire/need for a quick fag!! Little beanie will be so proud of you when he/she is older and learns that you gave up just for him/her!!

Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JumpingJacks Fri 12-Jul-13 20:04:02

Think how much better your little baby must be feeling already!

I really hadn't thought about that, but just reread the thread to help me (struggling a bit atm) and this bit;

"In the immediate 40 mins after smoking the baby really, really struggles to get enough oxygen from your blood supply. So for 40 mins your baby is in distress which can be monitored via the fetal heart beat."

made me realise that even after 3 days the baby must be feeling better.

I honestly can't put into words how much you have helped me. Even dh couldn't achieve what you lot have! He is also over the moon obviously.

thanks

SweetHoneyBeeeeee Fri 12-Jul-13 19:35:13

Keep it up jumping!

Mama1980 Fri 12-Jul-13 19:16:54

Well done jumping! grin you can do this! Keep Going, Your baby will be so proud of you x

MrsHY1 Fri 12-Jul-13 19:14:44

Well done Jumping! It will get easier, I promise x

maybemyrtle Fri 12-Jul-13 19:05:07

Well done jumping! I promise you, it gets easier every day that passes. If you had one now you'd feel sick as a dog and right back at square one. Just keep going. smile flowers

rosyryan Fri 12-Jul-13 17:49:56

You are doing so well. Think how much better your little baby must be feeling already!

Futterby Fri 12-Jul-13 15:49:35

Fantastic Jumping!! Keep it up smile

JumpingJacks Fri 12-Jul-13 15:39:57

Still haven't had one.

Cravings have eased a little. Really feel as if I have stopped now. But I've been down this road before and started again so I mustn't get too over confident.

xmarksaspot Thu 11-Jul-13 22:32:31

Well done keep going

MmeLindor Thu 11-Jul-13 09:37:38

Good for you, Jumping. Keep going!

Mama1980 Thu 11-Jul-13 08:38:39

Well done! Maybe try carrot sticks or little gummy bears to hand? You're dong great, keep picturing the healthy red placenta forming that's feeding your baby everything it needs.

Indith Thu 11-Jul-13 07:11:07

well done smile

BelleEtLaBaby Thu 11-Jul-13 00:45:18

Well done for stopping!

A friend of mine has twins - hard won, IVF twins. She cut right down to one or maybe two little rollups a day but somehow could never completely stop.

The twins were born 8 weeks early and spent 9 weeks in SCBU and NICU. Both are now four and both have asthma. They both get chest infections and bronchitis regularly and have spent two out of four Christmases in hospital.

She hasn't smoked a cigarette since the day they were born.

She was told that it wasn't her fault, that twins often come early, that asthma can be caused by lots of things including preemie birth. She told me once that no matter how many people tell her that, she will never, really know that she didn't do that to her babies, for the sake of a couple of cigs a day. The guilt really gets to her, even now, even years later. She won't let anyone persuade her it wasn't her fault - and he says that will never go away fully. Every single time she has to give one an inhaler, or a nebuliser, or sit in hospital with them.

You are doing absolutely the best thing for your baby by stopping. You are giving him or her the love you will have when they're here now, while they are in your tummy, and every time you don't have a cigarette, you are giving yourself and them a gift, and you are loving him or her a little more. Well done to you - stopping smoking is the first selfless act of love you can do for your new baby smile

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