Your Feelings, Your Friends

Sunday, November 25, 2012

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Pregnancy brings physical changes. For women who smoke, pregnancy also may mean changes in emotions and relationships with others.

Yourself

Quitting smoking isn’t any easier if you’re pregnant. Pregnant women who are trying to quit smoking may feel guilty, ashamed, or alone. These are common emotions many women experience on the path to becoming smokefree. The good news is there are resources that can help, such as the SmokefreeTXT mobile text messaging program that provides 24/7 tips and encouragement to help you quit smoking.

Your Partner

When you’re pregnant, your relationship with your partner may go through changes, including how you relate to each other about smoking. How you talk about and interact with each other about smoking may help you both deal with smoking and quitting. Take a quick relationship quiz to help you understand how you and your partner may think the same or differently about your smoking and what it means for quitting.

Your Connections

When smokers learn they are pregnant, people may treat them and their smoking differently. Family, friends, co-workers, and even strangers often pressure pregnant women to quit smoking. If you feel pressure from those around you, thank them for their concern. Let them know you are working on making healthy changes in your life. Ask for their support and give them specific ways they can help.

Together
we are strong enough to quit


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The Smokefree Women Web site includes a variety of interactive tools to help you quit smoking.