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04 Jul 2005

Smoking Cessation - effects on Baby
Hi ladies - Ok, So I'm going on for 21 weeks and most of you know my battle to stop smoking. Having cut down to six, I'm battling to get passed that! However, my dad has made me promise that by Saturday the latest I would have stopped completely! Here is my question:

How is the withdrawal going to affect the baby and is it advisable to stop so suddently from 6 to 0, especially so far along in pregnancy. I've heard conflicting information regarding this - some say the baby won't be affected, others say it will, which makes sense, consideering that nicotine does pass to the baby - what are the risks?? and do I just go ahead and quit cold turkey??

Thanks ladies.

God Bless and Lots of Love.
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

Withdrawal from smoking will not affect the baby. It will only do it good. Try cutting down over a few weeks and then stopping.

Best wishes
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