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I touched on this subject briefly in a previous post regarding my first pregnancy, but felt that it was something I wanted to elaborate on.
When I was pregnant last, with my youngest, I found that it was the most irritating speaking to health care providers about my smoking. More so than my two previous pregnancies.
When I first discovered I was pregnant with my last son, of course I went to see my nurse practitioner to confirm, and get a referral for an obstetrician. Once it was confirmed, she did the usual history ‘interview’ with me, one of the questions being if I was still smoking . I was honest with her, and told her that I was still smoking, and how much a day. She did NOT criticize, she did NOT give me a look of disgust, nor did she look at me like I was a bad person. Continue reading
Luckily, since I smoke outside and not in my home, I get a little deterred from smoking too much during the winter. It’s cold in Canada! But…I still find it harder to quit smoking during the holidays. Here are some reasons why:
I get the feeling of wanting to indulge. Since a smoke right after eating a meal, especially a large meal, is very satisfying for me I find it very tempting to eat lots of yummy things and then follow up with a smoke. Continue reading
In my last post I mentioned that I would be interviewing my husband and our daughter about their feelings towards my quitting smoking. Below are the questions I asked them along with their responses.
My interview with Our daughter:
Do you remember when mommy used to smoke?
“Yes, before Carter was out of your tummy.” Continue reading
I have been doing a lot of counting lately.
I am 35 years old and have been smoking since I was 12 years old (that’s 12-15 cigarettes a day for 23 years, less than that for the first 5 years I smoked). I come from a French family of mostly women, most of whom smoke. I have been smoking my entire existence really, and though my own mother never smoked a cigarette a day in her life, my father smokes 1-2 packs a day in the home I grew up in before I ever left my mother’s womb.
I have never quit before. I have never tried to quit before. Until now. Continue reading
In my last post, I discussed how Fathers and Mothers have equal responsibility on the effects of smoking and the unborn child. Since, my husband plays an active role in our pregnancy and raising our child, I decided to interview him with some aspects I have been pondering and discussing in my blogs. Continue reading
I have recently decided to try a new nicotine replacement therapy – an E-Cigarette. I’ll explain why below.
But first, here are some things that I have come to learn from recently purchasing this product alongside my fiancé. Continue reading