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Private Practice: Since 1980 to the present
Board-Certified: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fellowship: Infertility, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Chicago, IL
Residency: Ob/Gyn, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL and
Mt. Sinai Hospital, Chicago, IL
MD: University of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School
Instructor: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Christ Community Hospital,
MacNeal Memorial Hospital and Palos Community Hospital
Dr. Miller

Welcome to our health education library. The information shared below is provided to you as an educational and informational source only and is not intended to replace a medical examination or consultation, or medical advice given to you by a physician or medical professional.

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Quitting Smoking During Pregnancy

You may have just learned you are pregnant, or you may be months along. Either way, it's not too late to make a change. Every cigarette you don't smoke is a benefit to you and your baby. Deciding not to smoke can be a tough choice, but you can change. Even if you've tried before, don't give up. Many smokers try quitting four or five times before they succeed.

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Pick a Way to Quit

You can stop smoking in either of the ways listed below:

  • Cold turkey: Today you smoke, tomorrow you don't. This is rough at first, but changes take place quickly and withdrawal may be shorter.

  • Tapering off: Over time, reduce the number of cigarettes you smoke each day. To do so, increase the amount of time between each smoke. Try not to inhale.

Set a Quit Date

No matter which method you choose, pick a date to quit smoking entirely.

  • Choose a date within the next 2-4 weeks.

  • After picking the day, mark it in bold letters on a calendar.

Your Limit List

Start by giving up cigarettes at the times you least need them. Write down a few more ideas.

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Set Limits

Whether you decide to quit cold turkey or to taper off, setting limits can help you quit.

  • Limit where you smoke. Pick one room or a porch, and smoke only in that place.

  • Make smoking outdoors a house rule. Other smokers won't tempt you as much.

  • Hang a list of "quit benefits" in the spot where you smoke. Put one on the refrigerator and one on your car dashboard.

  • Join a stop-smoking group.

Publication Source: National Partnership to Help Pregnant Smokers Quit

Publication Source: March of Dimes

Publication Source: SmokeFree.gov

Online Source: National Partnership to Help Pregnant Smokers Quit

Online Source: March of Dimes

Online Source: SmokeFree.gov

Date Last Reviewed: 2005-12-11T00:00:00-07:00

Date Last Modified: 2002-07-09T00:00:00-06:00

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