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Nov 30, 2015 (10:07 AM) Reply | Quote 

       
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Hi A026 – Thank you for your feedback! We are sure your peers on this discussion board appreciate your support and input. We agree with your strategy of staying optimistic about your ability to stay smoke-free after giving birth! As we shared with A025, it is important to prepare for life after giving birth, including understanding the new stresses you might be facing and types of cravings that might pop up as a result. We hope you find our resources helpful and that you feel more equipped for a smoke-free motherhood 

If you feel comfortable, please do keep us updated on your progress during your pregnancy. Best of luck to you!

~ Pregnets Team

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Nov 30, 2015 (10:06 AM) Reply | Quote 

       
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Dear A025,

We at Pregnets understand it can be difficult to face your fears. We appreciate your willingness to share your feelings with us and your peers in the Pregnets community.

It is common to feel scared about smoking after giving birth, especially after having worked very hard to have a smoke-free pregnancy. Some women justify having a cigarette as a reward for not smoking while pregnant. Others turn to cigarettes as a way to handle the stresses of motherhood. One of our Pregnets bloggers, Deborah, shared her feelings about smoking after giving birth and what helped her overcome her cravings in her blog post: http://pregnetsblog.com/2015/01/12/smoking-after-giving-birth/

One resource that Deborah found helpful was the Pregnets page on “Smoking after giving birth.” It provides some information on how smoking can affect you and your baby.

So how can you try to stay smoke-free after birth? You can try some of the strategies for dealing with cravings shared on the Pregnets site (http://www.pregnets.org/mothers/Cravings.aspx) and seeking support from your peers, including those on the Pregnets discussion board! Our team is also here to provide support whenever you need it.

The more you prepare to be smoke-free after you deliver, the less chance you have of smoking. Best of luck and feel free to keep us updated!

 
~ Pregnets Team

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Nov 25, 2015 (04:36 PM) Reply | Quote 

       
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Quit Meter
Smoke Free Days: 1233
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 4936
Amount Saved: $3,534.60
Life Gained
Days: 81 Hours: 5
Minutes: 8 Seconds: 18

HI ITS AWESOME THAT YOUVE QUIT IVE ALSO TRIED NUMEROUS OF TIMES TO QUIT BUT IT DIDNT WORK I FEEL AS THOUGH IF I CAN GO THIS LONG WITHOUT SMOKING KNOW THEN I CAN DO IT AFTER MY DELIVERY
 
PS IM A026

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Nov 24, 2015 (02:30 PM) Reply | Quote 

       
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Quit Meter
Smoke Free Days: 1249
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 18749
Amount Saved: $9,367.50
Life Gained
Days: 88 Hours: 1
Minutes: 33 Seconds: 38

I am scared to smoke after birth.

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Nov 04, 2015 (02:08 PM) Reply | Quote 

       
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Hello lbalkum5!

We are so happy to learn about your experiences at home and to see how confident you feel during your quit journey. That confidence can carry you a long way! We hope your husband and children recognize your incredible accomplishments, because they are definitely worth celebrating!

Best of luck and please let us know if you have any questions.


~ Pregnets Team

 

 

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Nov 03, 2015 (11:17 AM) Reply | Quote 

       
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@A017 That is great to have confident about not smoking after your delivery!! Our goal for the program is to not only quit during pregnancy but forever. You're doing an amazing job! It is such a great accomplishment. Maybe you can even be a peer supporter to your husband  Keep up the good work
 
P.S. Shoutout to Lan for being an amazing counselor! 

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Oct 30, 2015 (01:31 PM) Reply | Quote 

       
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Quit Meter
Smoke Free Days: 1278
Cigarettes Not Smoked: 8953
Amount Saved: $2,236.50
Life Gained
Days: 103 Hours: 23
Minutes: 18 Seconds: 13

Hello Nick I'm participant A017 I have 4 children and I have a husband that just came from rehab and go figure he got to smoke cigarette's while in there. Well today he arrived back home but it been 1 month since i smoked I'm actually very confident and i plan on not smoking when i deliver, I usually don't smoke while pregnant, At this point I'm very bored with the whole smoking thing I think it was a little more difficult this time because i had a twin miscarriage in January and it took a big toll on me. We can keep in touch if it helps.

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Oct 26, 2015 (01:36 PM) Reply | Quote 

       
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Thank you for your questions, UBMCH_Nick.

For any readers who did not read his introductory post, UBMHC_Nick is a smoking cessation counselor from the University of Buffalo. 

Health care providers who are not affiliated with Pregnets like to use this discussion board as a way to understand the needs of their patients – pregnant and postpartum women in the process of quitting smoking – so that they can provide better quality care. 

Though UBMHC_Nick is not a member of Pregnets, you are welcome to respond to his questions on the discussion board if you feel comfortable. As always, the Pregnets team will be available to provide you with support and answer your questions whenever you need. 

If you have any questions, you are welcome to email us directly at Pregnets@camh.ca

Thank you all for your continued interest in Pregnets!


~ Pregnets Team

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Oct 24, 2015 (11:46 PM) Reply | Quote 

       
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Is anyone concern about relapse during pregnancy? Any concerns of relapse after giving birth to the baby?

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