Almost 1 in 5 mums-to-be are smoking through their pregnancy…

Almost twice as many women in parts of Nottingham are smoking during pregnancy when compared to the national average

Smoking while pregnant and immediately after having the baby harms both the baby and mother. It increases the risk of stillbirth and is a major factor of low birth weight and many other health issues

Did you know that smoking 1 cigarette in pregnancy…

  • Is like putting your baby in a smoke-filled room for 15 minutes
  • Makes your baby breathe 4,000 chemicals
  • Contributes to the increased risk of cot death
  • Causes your baby’s heart to beat harder

How much do you know about smoking and pregnancy?

1. Quitting is stressful, and that stress is worse for the baby than smoking.

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If at any time you want to discuss stopping smoking you can always talk to your midwife for friendly advice on the best way to achieve your goal

Contact Us

For support and advice on how to quit smoking the Live Life Better Nottinghamshire provides support to pregnant women to stop smoking.

If you live in Nottinghamshire, get help from Smokefree Life. Or speak to your GP or midwife.

If you live in Nottingham City, get help from Stub it! Stop Smoking Service. Or speak to your GP or midwife.