Smoking and pregnancy
Smoking and your unborn baby
If you're pregnant, or planning to get pregnant, now is a great
time to give up smoking. Quit smoking while you're pregnant and you
can reduce the risk of many problems - from miscarriage or
stillbirth to premature birth or cot death.
If you smoke when you're pregnant, the foetus is getting fewer
nutrients, affecting its growth and development - what's more,
products from smoke can enter the unborn baby's circulation.
Quit smoking, and your baby will be healthier and you may also
produce more breast milk. Why not watch this video about smoking and
pregnancy to find out more?
Get extra help to quit
Did you know there are special advisers who help pregnant women
to stop smoking? You can find details in the Local Services section
of this website. And of course your midwife, GP and health visitor
will be only too happy to help.