By quitting smoking before or during pregnancy you are:
more likely to conceive naturally and without delay
less likely to suffer a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy
less likely to deliver your baby prematurely
By quitting smoking before or during pregnancy your baby is:
less likely to die at or shortly after birth from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
more likely to be born a healthy weight
likely to be more settled and feed better
more likely to be discharged home from hospital with you and need less care in hospital.
A baby exposed to tobacco smoke in-utero and through second-hand smoke as an infant is more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease and be obese as an adult. This risk is increased even if they are non-smokers throughout their lives.
What can I do?
The good news is that by stopping smoking you and your baby benefit straight away. It’s never too late to quit smoking and gain health benefits for you and your baby. Call the Quitline now for help.
Quit for you- quit for two
If you're pregnant or planning to be, Quit for You - Quit for Two provides support and encouragement to help you give up smoking.
It will take your mind off the cravings with fun exercises and games to keep your hands busy. It distracts you when you feel the urge to light up, with practical quit tips and advice. It inspires you to keep going with amazing facts about your baby's development. And it gives you ideas for what you could buy with the money you're saving every day you don't spend money on cigarettes. Visit the apple iTunes store or Google android store to see the app.