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    Congratulations, that is exciting news My fingers are crossed that you can quit going forward. Maybe you could talk to your doctor about the effect of early smoking on your embryo. From what I have read on the web, smoking can have some troubling effects, but I haven't found anything about early pregnancy. This is going to give you so much more motivation to quit, and I hope that your OH will quit too. I don't think it is a good environment to bring a child into, and it certainly wouldn't do your pregnancy any good.

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    It is really exciting though! You got what you wanted Congratulations. Woot!
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    Thanks Alice, we are super excited. My partner still smokes cigarettes (outside - never had done so indoors as they smell horrid). He's never been as bad as me on the cannabis and was only doing so at weekends because if working away. Last night was no problem for either of us. I still haven't really craved it but am finding my sense of small is a bit more sensitive (possibly pregnancy related but could also be from not smoking) and spent yesterday afternoon being able to smell it subtly (it was very warm and so think it may have been my sweat).
    It is off but I have such a strong urge to protect this embryo. I honestly don't think it will began issue for me any more. Fingers crossed it continues this way ��

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    Yes, I can imagine it would be a very strong motivator. I would recommend reading as much as you can. Knowledge is power so they say. Also, post here if you need to. It might help you to stay in the right mindset. Good luck!

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    So to say I'm tired is an understaement. Not sure if it's insomnia caused by cannabis withdrawal or caused by early pregnancy (likely a bit of both) but I seem to be wide awake all night and exhausted by day. Thankfully I'm not working at present so can take daytime naps.
    Besides from tiredness I think the pregnancy symptoms are actually keeping the withdrawal symptoms at bay.

    My sense of smell has go into overdrive and even the slightest hint of weed and I'm screwing my face up. I had underestimated the power of pregnancy and the desire to protect the growing embryo/fetus/baby. I'm finding the smell pretty repulsive so it is making quitting a lot easier. I wouldn't be able to visit friends who smoke in their homes anyway for the sake of baby so not having temptation put under my nose.

    I was a bit miffed with th OH at the weekend as he got a £10 bag (enough for about 5 spliffs and made it last all weekend) though he did try to hide it so I wasn't tempted. I think after the long week working away he uses it to relaxat weekends. I have to let him quit in his own time and can't complain as he has been hiding it away in the shed and making/smoking in there so that it's nowhere near me or the house. I have made it clear that he must stop soon though as I am not prepared to have a child with a parent who is stoned around then. I was quite firm about this and he agrees with me, just needs time to sort himself out.

    Amazingly I haven't had the night sweats or vivid dreams like previous quit attempts, I think my hormones are probably shadowing a lot of it.
    I did have one mment at the weekend where I thought to myself that I wanted a spliff and felt gutted/low for a couple of minutes but it didn't last long at all and I will not be caving on this one.

    I hope everyone else is doing ok with their quit attempts. Stay strong, you can do this!

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    Well as much as I'm finding it fairly easy to abstain from smoking, I wouldn't suggest to any ladies out there that pregnancy is a good way to beat your addiction. Yes it is working for me but boy did I underestimate how tired pregnancy would make me feel. Add on to that the insomnia associated with quitting weed and you have one very exhausted baby mama. Am averaging about 3 hours kip a night and needing to nap periodically in the day. Just never seem to be able to sleep in blocks of longer than 3 hours.

    So my skin has massively improved since stopping smoking, although the hormones could be having an affect on that too. My sense of smell is vastly improved and find the smell of any smoke repulsive.

    Not sure how many days it has been, probably getting on for 3 weeks clean minis the blip weekend I had prior to finding out I was preggers. I would love a spliff just to get a decent night of sleep, but that is not an option.

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    Worst craving last night ever. Was really hard and I ended up very grumpy. Pretty pissed at the other half who went and got some. He is at least being honest and I feel bad begrudging him a ten bag on the weekend after working long hours away all week, but...
    I can't have a drink even to relax, let alone a joint so feel he is being rather unfair. My sense of smell has gone crazy so can smell the tiniest hint of it on his clothes and breath. I'm glad I have a reason to not smoke with being pregnant but I think that now the initial excitement of finding out has died off it is getting harder.

    I considered having a tiny one last night but thankfully I was strong and didn't. I feel so guilty for being tempted and don't think I'd forgive myself if I did anyway. I can't risk the health of my child for my pathetic weed addiction.
    Feeling low today, the hormones aren't helping and I can't cnfide in other pregnant women I know for fear of being judged.

    Ah well, just got to get on with it. Hope everyone else is doing well I'm their journey to sobriety.
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    Hi Sunshine,

    I must say I don't envy you, being newly pregnant and giving up weed. You are doing great though. It really helped me to post on the forum when I was craving, and I hope that it will help you too. Especially because it must be hard to get support from other pregnant women.

    I know a few women who gave up cigarettes for their pregnancies, and have never gone back, so it is definitely doable. I think that if you make this non negotiable it might be easier. Also, it does get a LOT easier, I promise you. After about six weeks, I had built enough new neural connections to not crave weed on the weekends any more, and by four months, it is almost a distant memory. So hang in there!

    You can do this!!

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    Thanks Alice, I think now that the initial excitement of finding out we're having a child has worn off, I am craving it a lot more. Want it quite badly this evening and not sure I would trust myself not to smoke if I was offered it. Just as well that I am staying home and away from friends who smoke.

    It absolutely has to be non negotiable. I refuse to be that weak and give in, for the sake of our unborn child. It is still early days but if we were to lose it and I had smoked I don't think I'd ever forgive myself. Still not getting much sleep but not felt quite so tired as have done. My skin is still improving too, I may have lovely clear skin eventually.

    Anyway, early night needed for me, had family over for a bbq so I'm worn out after all the socialising.

    This staying strong is hard work but I'm proud of getting this far.

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    Good work Sunshine, I think that every craving you beat makes you stronger. I was thinking about this last night. I got some really intense cravings around the three month mark. What do they say? Three days, three weeks, three months - the icky threes. I think this happens because the receptors in our brains are shutting down, and it is a healing process, but I was thinking about how each time I did not give in at the three month mark, I got stronger, and now, I am almost completely free. It doesn't have nearly the same pull on me that it did. So, do anything you can get through a craving, because each time you do, a little bit more healing has happened.

    I would suggest reading as much as you can about the negative effects of weed on your unborn child, and posting, if it helps. If you stay in the right mindset it will be much easier, and your strength will carry you through. Knowledge is power!

    It is great that you are staying busy. I also think you should also reward yourself with non smoking related treats as much as possible (except maybe food), because it helps rebuild those neural pathways.

    Great to hear your skin is improving. From my point of view there are a whole heap of benefits from stopping smoking, so I am glad you are experiencing some of these already!

    Good luck with the rest of the weekend. A little bit more healing. You will get better at this. It will be harder if you have lots of friends that smoke, and that is more reason to get into the right mindset. You are right to be proud of yourself. You are doing great!

    Alice

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    So after the blip that was yesterday night's cravings, today has been a doddle and no cravings at all. We told my OH's parents about my being pregnant and I've had baby stuff on the brain most of the day so that is keeping my mind busy and off the idea of smoking. Addiction is a crazy mofo.

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