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How to stop smoking during the pregnancy?

How to stop smoking during the pregnancy?

Put baby first.: Let your friends & family know so that they can support you. Get rid of cigarettes, lighters, ashtrays etc. Stay away from people who are smoking so that it won't trigger the urge to smoke. Consider using a smoking cessation App, a quitline, smokefree TXT or joining a support group. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Quit Smoking (Definition)

Quitting smoking is the single most important decision smokers can make to improve their health. Preparing a quit-smoking plan and enlisting support from your doctor and your loved ones can greatly improve your chances of success. Your doctor can help you decide if over-the-counter or prescription medications can help. Pick a quit day a few weeks ahead and put it on your calendar. Plan how you're going deal with situations that make you want to smoke. Take advantage of support from family, friends, and co-workers, and consider joining a smoking cessation program so that you don't ...Read more


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If you stop smoking can your fallopian tubes heal and undo blockage? I have had 3 etopic pregnancies none ruptured. Have both tubes still.

If you stop smoking can your fallopian tubes heal and undo blockage? I have had 3 etopic pregnancies none ruptured. Have both tubes still.

It is Doubtful: Stopping smoking would benefit your health in many, many ways. Unfortunately, once fallopian tubes become narrowed or blocked by inflammation or scar tissue, this will probably not change just because you stopped smoking. ...Read more

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If I stop smoking by the 6 month of my pregnancy is the baby going to be deformed?

If I stop smoking by the 6 month of my pregnancy is the baby going to be deformed?

Great choice: The primary effect of your smoking during pregnancy is in decreasing babies size at birth, not causing deformities. The delicate blood vessels of the placenta can shrink some from nicotine & provide less nutrition to baby over all. By stopping, the placenta may become more effective & be ready for the stress of labor. Quitting will have great benefits for you and baby so good luck. ...Read more

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I've smoked marijuana a lot for the past 4 years but i want to get pregnant. Would it be better to stop smoking? Marijuana decrease chance of pregnancy?

I've smoked marijuana a lot for the past 4 years but i want to get pregnant. Would it be better to stop smoking? Marijuana decrease chance of pregnancy?

Might decrease a bit: I believe marijuana can be a safe ; effective medicine ; it's ok to use recreationally on occasion, but i don't think it's healthy to use daily unless you have a clear medical need.It may slightly reduce chances of pregnancy though evidence is mixed. I don't think it's wise to use marijuana regularly during pregnancy due to potential harm to your baby, though evidence is mixed:http://bit.Ly/qdhtqu. ...Read more

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What is the best way to quit smoking during pregnancy?

What is the best way to quit smoking during pregnancy?

Just say no: From speaking to many many patients, the best way to stop smoking is "cold turkey". Don't say in two days or just this last pack! just make up your mind and just stop. Ear acupuncture has been found to be helpful in helping to stop also. ...Read more

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My friend quit smoking meth 2 months before giving birth and only used meth 3 or 4 times during her pregnancy, will it show up in her baby if they test?

My friend quit smoking meth 2 months before giving birth and only used meth 3 or 4 times during her pregnancy, will it show up in her baby if they test?

Can show up in poo: If they suspect drug use & send the meconium ( the first black tarry stools) meth use during the previous several months will show positive on testing. If she ha cleaned up her act & doesn't show up on a child services watch list, they may see no reason to test. ...Read more

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How to stop smoking?And suggest me some measures for that? My girlfriend has dark brown bleeding during her periods is there any problem?She is becomi

How to stop smoking?And suggest me some measures for that? My girlfriend has dark brown bleeding during her periods is there any problem?She is becomi

Many ways: Cold turkey can work, as well as acupuncture and hypnosis, at least short-term. Nicotine replacement with patches, gum, nasal sprays etc. Is very effective, as are the antidepressant bupropion and the newest med Chantix - both of these are prescription drugs. Talk to your doctor. Group and individual support are important in staying quit. Your girlfriend needs to see her gyn provider about it. ...Read more

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Ugly pimples in butt and front area? I am haveing erection issue never cum during sex leave on vigra for that just 29 years old don't have kids divorced worried that in furture do I have kids or no i asked doctor he sait is stres related stop smoking is

Ugly pimples in butt and front area? I am haveing erection issue  never cum during sex leave on vigra for that just 29 years old don't have kids divorced worried that in furture do I have kids or no i asked doctor he sait is stres related stop smoking is

MORE TO STORY: List every medication you are on. Especially any history of pain pills or heroin and alcohol. Medications are the #1 cause of this problem. If you take nothing including alcohol, then get your testosterone level checked. Also high BP and thyroid disease could do this. ...Read more

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Is it safe to quit smoking cold turkey in pregnancy?

Is it safe to quit smoking cold turkey in pregnancy?

Yes: Quitting smoking doesn't cause withdrawal symptoms like quitting drugs. People tend to be irritable and testy and they will crave the nicotine, but this passes in five days, or so. After that, the craving is more about the habit. Some people get relief from chewing gum or eating carrot sticks. Doing things you can't do while smoking helps, too. Take a shower, or swim. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my sister quit smoking weed at 23 weeks into her pregnancy , can baby test positive when born at 39 weeks?

What do you suggest if my sister quit smoking weed at 23 weeks into her pregnancy , can baby test positive when born at 39 weeks?

3rd Trimester's: Good for her for stopping! The most dangerous exposure to the baby is the 3rd trimester - so she's quit just in time. If she totally stays clean and also avoids other risky substances, it should be okay. Meconium rarely includes traces of cannabis if none was taken past 6 mth date. In some cases there is some, but not much. She did her best and just needs to continue. Best wishes to them! ...Read more

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Can't stop smoking néed help?

Can't stop smoking néed help?

Many kinds of help: Nicotine addiction is one of the most difficult for many people to deal with. However, there are MANY treatments, ranging from acupuncture to hypnosis, to group and individual support treatments, to nicotine replacement (patches, gum, lozenges, inhalers, nasal spray) to prescription meds like Chantix (varenicline) and Zyban (bupropion). Many can be used in combination. Call 1-800-QUITNOW in U.S. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop smoking?

What can I do to stop smoking?

Options: Develop a plan before you stop smoking. Chose a date that you plan to stop. Let your friends & family know so that they can support you. Get rid of cigarettes, lighters, ashtrays etc. Stay away from people who are smoking so that it won't trigger the urge to smoke. Consider using a smoking cessation App, a quitline, smokefree TXT or joining a support group. Medications can also be used. ...Read more

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What can be done to stop smoking?

What can be done to stop smoking?

Quitting smoking.: Cold turkey is the best way, but nicotine or cigarette tapering are viable options as well. For cold turkey, pick a quit day in advance, prepare for it, and go for it. http://www.amazon.com/Thats-Quit-Quitting-Smoking-Forever/dp/0595290469/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416278193&sr=8-1&keywords=giannone+i+quit ...Read more

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What is a good way to stop smoking?

What is a good way to stop smoking?

Thanksgiving leftovr: As far as quitting without any nicotine replacement, the cold turkey method is great. But plan it ahead of time. Pick a quit date in advance, maybe a meaningful date like a birthday or holiday, and gather people who are aware of your attempt that you can call upon for moral support if you start to falter. Good luck!! ...Read more

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What is a good way to stop smoking?

What is a good way to stop smoking?

Cold turkey.: As far as quitting without any nicotine replacement, the cold turkey method is great. But plan it ahead of time. Pick a quit date in advance, maybe a meaningful date like a birthday or holiday, and gather people who are aware of your attempt that you can call upon for moral support if you start to falter. Good luck!! ...Read more

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What's the best stop smoking program?

What's the best stop smoking program?

Cold turkey.: As far as quitting without any nicotine replacement, the cold turkey method is great, and has proven to be the most effective method. But plan it ahead of time. Pick a quit date in advance, maybe a meaningful date like a birthday or holiday, and gather people who are aware of your attempt that you can call upon for moral support if you start to falter. Good luck!! ...Read more

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Please what can I do to stop smoking ?

Please what can I do to stop smoking ?

Cold turkey.: As far as quitting without any nicotine replacement, the cold turkey method is great. But plan it ahead of time. Pick a quit date in advance, maybe a meaningful date like a birthday or holiday, and gather people who are aware of your attempt that you can call upon for moral support if you start to falter. Good luck!! ...Read more

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How can I get someone to stop smoking?

How can I get someone to stop smoking?

Quit contract.: Smokers are very good at fooling themselves into smoking again. With a quit contract, the smoker has to answer to you, or to a group of friends, or to a group of people who are also trying to quit. Answering to others for one's indiscretions is difficult, and can help the quitter in his/her attempt. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Dean Giannone
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Smoking Cessation (Definition)

Smoking any tobacco product is harmful to your baby, including "light" cigarettes, cigars (and marijuana). Like any addiction, quitting tobacco is difficult, especially if you are acting alone. Most smokers find it hard to break all the habits or ties they've built into their lives around smoking. Quitting smoking does reduce a number of ...Read more