Smoking and pregnancy

Smoking when pregnant causes harm to your unborn baby.

Talk to a trained adviser

on the Greater Manchester Stop Smoking Helpline: 0300 123 1044

Or find help to quit near you

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Your child deserves the best start

Every child deserves the best, healthiest start in life. But if you smoke when pregnant, you will cause harm to your unborn baby.

Planning to get pregnant?

If you’re thinking about starting or expanding your family, quitting smoking before you start trying to get pregnant is one of the most important things you can do. Men and women who smoke are more likely to have fertility problems and take longer to conceive than non-smokers.

Help to quit during pregnancy

Support is available across Greater Manchester to help you quit smoking throughout your pregnancy. This includes monitoring of your carbon monoxide levels so that you can see that your baby is not being harmed. Your midwife or midwifery support worker will talk to you about the support that is available.

There are many reasons to quit

Smoking & Your Family

Smoking & Cancer

Smoking & Mental Health

Going into Hospital

Ways to quit

Stop smoking aids and support can help you to quit.

With support

Smokers who quit with support from other people, whether trained advisers or family and friends, are more likely to quit successfully.

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Going it alone

Even if you choose not to ask others for support, stop smoking aids can help you deal with cravings when you quit.

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