Stop smoking


Smoking in pregnancy affects not only your health but also the health of your unborn child.

It restricts the essential oxygen supply that your baby needs to develop properly. Every time you smoke, your developing baby’s heart has to beat harder.

Many women quit smoking during pregnancy and go on to stay smoke-free after their baby is born.

If you're still trying to conceive, making a smoke free pledge could also improve your fertility.

How your baby will benefit

Your baby:

  • Is less likely to be born early.
  • Is less likely to face problems with breathing and feeding.
  • Will cope better with any birth complications.
  • Is less prone to infection.
  • Is less likely to be underweight.
  • Has a reduced risk of cot death.

How you will benefit

You will:

  • Have less morning sickness.
  • Reduce the risk of stillbirth.
  • Be more likely to have a healthier pregnancy.
  • Cope better with the birth.
  • Have more money.