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A 21-year-old female asked:

is it safe to quit smoking cold turkey while pregnant or will it stress the baby out and possibly cause miscarriage?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Shiroko Sokitch
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Quit smoking: Yes, its safe to quit smoking cold turkey and highly recommended for pregnancy. The baby won't be stressed by your quitting, it will feel a lot better getting more oxygen and will grow to be healthier because you quit.
Dr. Maria gina Tiomico
Specializes in Family Medicine
Stop smoking: Smoking decreases good oxygen supply to the fetus; therefore, stopping cold turkey during pregnancy is not a bad idea for the benefit of the fetus.

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Last updated Oct 14, 2015

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