Pregnancy - a time when should seriously think about how to quit smoking
How to Quit Smoking: Tips for Women
: Rejection of cigarettes will not only improve health, but will also provide the necessary energy to the pregnancy was as light as possible. But the most important advantage of quitting smoking during pregnancy - an opportunity to reduce the risk of future health problems, including diseases of the cardiovascular system, cancer
Breast cancer - the verdict?
and other lung diseases. Smoking during pregnancy is not only undesirable, but even dangerous: according to statistics, thousands of newborn babies die every year due to the fact that women smoked during pregnancy.
Of course, to give up a bad habit is never easy - especially during pregnancy, which in itself is often a difficult challenge for a woman. However, danger to the health of mother and child associated with smoking during pregnancy, too high to continue to smoke during pregnancy.
The dangerous smoking during pregnancy?
When you smoke, your baby smokes. Toxic substances that enter the body of a pregnant woman during smoking - nicotine, lead, arsenic compounds, carbon monoxide - can easily penetrate the placenta, preventing normal access of nutrients and oxygen required for normal fetal development
Fetal development - week after week
In the body of the unborn child.
Smoking during pregnancy can lead to premature birth, premature birth or even death of the newborn. According to statistics, in twenty or thirty cases, the baby is born prematurely main culprit is smoking advocates. Smoking during pregnancy - the cause of fourteen percent of all premature births and ten per cent of newborn deaths.
Even passive smoking can be dangerous for your child. Passive smoking (being next to a smoker, even if you do not smoke) is no less dangerous to the health of a child - it increases the risk of prematurity and the emergence of health problems the baby.
Smoking during pregnancy can lead to long-term consequences. Smoking during pregnancy can lead to a general weakening of the body of the child - the child will be more likely to get sick, he will have lung problems, learning in kindergarten and school will be given to him with great difficulty.
If a woman continues to smoke after birth, with very high probability the baby will get sick more often: the common cold, cough, infections of the middle ear in a child - a frequent occurrence in families where the parents smoke after birth. Newborn lung capacity is very small, and secondhand smoke can hamper breathing, trigger bronchitis or pneumonia.
Nicotine replacement therapy (eg, anti-nicotine patch) can affect a child's health. If the order to get rid of a bad habit you need tools that replace the nicotine in cigarettes (for example, the standard way of dealing with smoking - anti-nicotine patch), it is best to consult a gynecologist. Only a doctor can assess the potential risks and benefits of such methods to combat smoking during pregnancy.
How to quit smoking during pregnancy
From every bad habit
Bad habits - second nature?
or dependence (particularly evolved over the years) is very difficult to get rid of. To combat smoking consciously appreciate the benefits of advance refusal of cigarettes:
Refusal of cigarettes during pregnancy:
- Reduces the risk of preterm delivery and premature baby
- It increases the amount of nutrients and oxygen that the baby receives during pregnancy
- Reduces the risk of health problems in the unborn child and the pregnant woman
- It provides energy necessary for normal pregnancy
- It allows you to save money that can be spent on the purchase of things necessary child in the future
The habit of smoking at certain times (for example, after a meal), try to replace the habit more useful - for example, walking or reading. If you are accustomed to smoking, reading a newspaper or a book, replace cigarettes snack or a glass of juice.
Talk to your doctor
If the rejection of the cigarette gives you with difficulty, seek medical attention - a doctor may recommend methods of struggle with addiction to nicotine, suitable for pregnant women (it can be a nicotine patch, gum, any medications safe during pregnancy).
- If you have a desire to have a cigarette go do something that would distract your attention. Good help in getting rid of nicotine lozenges or chewing gum.
- Try as little as possible to communicate with the smokers and to be in places where smoking is permitted.