How to Stay Smokefree After Your Baby is Born

Sunday, November 25, 2012

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Although many women quit smoking when they become pregnant, approximately 70 percent of women start smoking again after they have their baby. Quitting smoking has a lot of benefits for you and your baby that last longer than the 9 months of your pregnancy. So it’s important to plan for how you will stay smokefree.

Start by asking yourself the following questions:

  • What new stressful things and triggers might you face as a smokefree mom?

  • How could you deal with new things that stress you out or trigger you to smoke?

  • Who can you call on to support you?

  • What support do you need to stay smokefree and who can provide it? 

  • If you do slip, how will you move forward and start again?

  • What will be your motivation for staying smokefree?


You will probably hit some rough spots as your balance your life as a smokefree mom, but you can use the same skills that helped you quit to deal with any new challenges you might face.

  • Come back to Smokefree Women as often as you’d like to revisit topics of interest.

  • Connect with our Women Who Quit Exit disclaimeror SmokefreeTXT for support whenever you need it.

  • Check out Forever Free for Baby and Me, a free book designed especially for new moms and their partners.


And always remember to be proud of all that you have accomplished. Quitting smoking is a big deal! 

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