2-3 months pregnant and can't quit smoking.

"Can't" no longer exists now. You are a Mother and can do ANYTHING. I smoked religiously for 17 years. 17 YEARS. That was half of my life. 1-2 packs a day.. every single day, more on the weekends, more in the car, more while drinking..yada yada yada. Smoking does hurt your baby. Period. It hurts you too, but I know how little that matters. My very last cigarette was while I was waiting for the results of that test. There are so many excuses but it falls on you. When your child develops an issue, you'll always look back and wonder if it was the cigarettes. Don't do that to yourself. The guilt is not worth it.

The first few days are the hardest. Once your passed that, remind yourself how hard that was. And that if you go back, you'll have to repeat those days again. It's hard. It's really really hard to quit. But you can do it. You can do it for you, and for that baby. And you will never regret it. Be strong.

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    04/14/14
    8Theresa Gould
    I don't smoke but my parents did and mom still does. Both of my parents have tried to quit but have been unsuccessful. It is a hard habit to break. Good for you for doing what was best for your baby!
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