Stop Smoking in Pregnancy
Protecting your baby from tobacco smoke is one of the best things you can do to give your baby a healthy start in life.
Every cigarette you smoke contains 4,000 harmful chemicals including carbon monoxide which limits the oxygen to your baby, increasing your baby’s heart beat. Each cigarette you smoke affects your baby, so cutting down is not an option.
Stopping smoking in pregnancy can reduce the risks of:
- Stillbirth and miscarriage
- Complications in pregnancy and birth
- Your baby being born too early
- Cot death
- Asthma later in life
Smoking is far more damaging to your baby's health, and your health, than any STRESS that comes from quitting. E-cigarettes aren't risk free, but they are less harmful than smoking. Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is the safest product to use in pregnancy. With support from a healthy pregnancy advisor and NRT you are 4 times more likely to quit smoking.