Mother and baby

Smoking and pregnancy

Stopping smoking is one of the best things that you, and your partner, can do to give your baby the best possible start in life.

Live Life Better Derbyshire can provide stop smoking support throughout your pregnancy.

We offer non-judgemental, confidential and supportive help for mums-to-be who want to stop smoking.

To find out more take part in our online assessment or call Live Life Better Derbyshire tel: 0800 0852299.

Benefits of stopping smoking in pregnancy

Stopping smoking will help both you and your baby straight away. When you stop smoking:

  • you'll cut down on the risk of complications in pregnancy and birth
  • you're more likely to have a healthier pregnancy and a healthier baby
  • you'll reduce the risk of stillbirth
  • your baby is less likely to be born too early and have to face the additional breathing, feeding and health problems that often go with being premature
  • your baby is less likely to be born underweight
  • you'll reduce the risk of cot death, also known as sudden infant death syndrome

Find out more about the benefits of stopping smoking during pregnancy.

NHS SmokeFree also has lots of help and advice for parents to be.

There’s informative videos and articles on Tommy’s website too.

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