Every cigarette you smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, so smoking when you are pregnant harms your unborn baby. Cigarettes can restrict the essential oxygen supply to your baby. As a result, their heart must beat harder every time you smoke.
Your midwife will work with our local stop smoking support service to ensure you have the correct support you need to quit smoking as soon as you find out you are pregnant. If you have not yet been referred by your midwife and feel that you need some support then please contact our helpline on: 01472 325500 to make an appointment.
For more information on smoking during pregnancy and other self- help tips please Visit the NHS Stop Smoking in pregnancy website.