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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

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Quitting Smoking During Pregnancy: Beating Withdrawal Deje de fumar durante el embarazo: c³mo vencer los s­ntomas de abstinencia

Quitting Smoking During Pregnancy: Beating Withdrawal

The first day after you quit smoking, as the nicotine leaves your body, you're likely to notice symptoms of withdrawal. These are signs of your body recovering from smoking. For some people, withdrawal is mild. Others have a harder time. In any case, withdrawal should begin to lessen after the first few days. Use the Four D's listed below to beat withdrawal.

Some of the most common withdrawal symptoms are:

  • Snacking more

  • Getting headaches

  • Having trouble sleeping

  • Feeling low on energy

  • Feeling cranky or restless

Use the Four D's

Withdrawal symptoms and smoking urges are strongest the first few days. Use the Four D's below to help when you crave a smoke.

Deep-breathe

Inhale through your nose. Try to feel as if you are breathing into your stomach. Then slowly exhale all the air through your mouth. Repeat this 4 to 5 times. This can help calm the urge to smoke.

Drink Water

This keeps your mouth fresh and flushes nicotine from your body.

Do Something

File your nails. Learn a nursery rhyme. Write a note to a friend.

Delay!

Put off smoking. The urge to smoke lasts only 3 to 5 minutes.

 

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