Smoking and Pregnancy

The harmful effects on unborn babies

  • An increased risk of miscarriage and stillbirth
  • Increased likelihood of delivering the baby prematurely before 34 weeks and at a much lower birth weight
  • Your baby is receiving toxins such as carbon monoxide, nicotine and tar
  • Oxygen levels are reduced and harmful toxins replace it
  • When the baby is born it can suffer with nicotine withdrawal
  • More likely the infant will struggle to keep warm

Why stop?

  • The money you will save will be really useful
  • You will have a healthier child/children who are less likely to be smokers in later life
  • You decrease the risk of cot death
  • You reduce the risk of your baby experiencing breathing problems in its first six months of life
  • You improve your chances of a healthier pregnancy
  • Your child will grow up in a smoke free home
  • You reduce the risk of miscarriage or bleeding

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