Protecting your baby from tobacco smoke is one of the best things you can do to give your child a healthy start in life. Every cigarette you smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, so smoking when you are pregnant harms your unborn baby.
The earlier you the greater the benefits for you and your baby. However, it is never too late to stop smoking as the adverse effects of smoking mainly occur in the second and third trimesters. The further into a pregnancy a woman smokes the greater the risk of complications.
Your midwife can refer you to the Smoking Cessastion Service and a suitable appointment will be made with one of our advisers at a pharmacy or GP surgery. Our service is set up to provide extremely flexible and accessible support to help every smoker quit.