The earlier you stop smoking in pregnancy the better, but stopping at any stage can prevent many problems and will be a big help towards you having a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.
Quit For Your Baby; by smoking, during and after your pregnancy you increase the risks to you and your baby. Complications can occur during pregnancy and labour, including miscarriage. Smoking during, and after pregnancy, also increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome.
Smoking while you are pregnant can lead to miscarriage, premature birth, stillbirth and illness, and it increases the risk of cot death by at least 25%.
Reasons to Stop Smoking;
Reduce the risks to you and your babys health during and after your pregnancy.Smoking, during Pregnancy increases risks for mother and baby.
Smoking during, and after pregnancy, also increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome.
How to Stop Smoking;
It does not matter what stage of your pregnancy you are at or if you are a new parent; it is never too early or too late to quit.
Our Stop Smoking in pregnancy programme is a friendly, non-judgemental and informative Stop Smoking Service run in collaboration with Community Midwives.
The team understand how difficult it can be for pregnant women to stop smoking and can support you through tailored medication and behavioural support.
Access the service through a Clinic Drop-in Service or Free Home Visit Service*.
*Home visit service only available in some locations.