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Impact of smoking on pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hi,
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   m married and now want a baby...
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how old
User :   but i smoke so just want to know that will it affect baby's health?
Doctor :   are you
User :   m 26 yrs
Doctor :   yes it will
Doctor :   you should not smoke or use alcohol wen ur are pregnant
User :   so wht to do? if i stop smoking now within how many months can i take chance?
Doctor :   it will cause birth drfects in your child
Doctor :   we cannot aptly tell you aout that
Doctor :   althoiugh threr are exceptions as in normal pregnancies
Doctor :   its medically not fair to smoke wen ur pregnant
Doctor :   and yo can concieve wen u quit
Doctor :   that depends on the depth of your smokking habit
Doctor :   how many and how long are you smoking
Doctor :   are you there?

User :   i told you my prblem
Doctor :   proceed
User :   i need solution.. as i told you that i smike daily 4 to 5 cigs and since 4 yrs m smoking... so if i stop smoking right from today.. can i take chance within next month
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   u can stop smoking by self
User :   yes
Doctor :   increasing the will power
User :   hmmm
Doctor :   using the free time for the +ve things
Doctor :   musik
Doctor :   like reading
Doctor :   jogging
Doctor :   walking
User :   yup but my question is if i concieve next two months.. will my baby will born normal? means without any birth defect?
Doctor :   yeah 100% normal
User :   but my family dr said no.. i should not take chance atleast for 1yr from the day i quit smoking
Doctor :   if u stop smoking
Doctor :   then the probs disappears
Doctor :   r u there?
User :   within how much time the problem will disappears?
Doctor :   the moment u stop smoking
User :   r u sure?
Doctor :   u can try for that
Doctor :   yeah I am sure
User :   coz i dnt want any problem to my baby
Doctor :   theres nothing wrong in that
User :   k thanks a lot... thank u so much
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done while I type the information you needed.

Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   Dont mind but can I ask you a question?

Doctor :   yeah sure
User :   R u sure, if i stop smoking today and concieve in feb end or march... my baby will born normal with no birth defect?
Doctor :   yeah its almost ceratin
User :   thaks

User :   i have filled up the feed back form
Doctor :   any thing else u want
User :   no thanks a lot for your time and help have nice day
Doctor :   have u filled the feed back form
User :   yes

Doctor :   thanxs
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User :   yup.. sure

Doctor :   bye
User :   bye
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