Smoking in pregnancy
Taking care of our health and wellbeing during pregnancy helps give our babies a great start in life.
Pregnancy is a good time to think about our habits and the changes we might like to make.
The risks of smoking during pregnancy are widely known yet some women continue to smoke when pregnant - which shows how difficult it is to break the habit of smoking.
Watch this video for a reminder of the benefits of giving up smoking during pregnancy
You may have already tried to give up smoking, maybe you have been thinking about breaking the habit or perhaps the video has prompted you to give up. Giving up smoking is a real challenge, but it’s never too late to start. Let’s explore where you can find support:
- Call the NHS Smokefree helpline on 0300 123 1044
- Click here for the NHS quit app
- Click here for information on Nicotine replacement therapy
Changing a habit can take time so starting to think about breaking the habit of smoking is the first step on the journey to giving your baby the best start in life.
You’re taking that first step today - click on the link below for more information on how smoking can affect your pregnancy and ideas to help you stop smoking: