Support in pregnancy
Protecting your baby from tobacco smoke is one of the best things you can do to give your child a healthy start in life. When you smoke or inhale second hand smoke during pregnancy, you are limiting the oxygen supply to your baby, making their heart work faster and exposing them to harmful toxins. Stopping smoking in pregnancy will help both your baby and you immediately. Carbon Monoxide clears from your body in 24 hours, increasing the amount of oxygen your baby gets.
You will also:
reduce the risk of complications in pregnancy and birth
be more likely to have a healthier pregnancy and a healthier baby
reduce the risk of stillbirth
Which means:your baby is less likely to be born too early and face health, feeding and health problems.
your baby is less likely to be born underweight, which can cause problems during and after labour.
you will reduce the risk of cot death (sudden infant death syndrome)
and it will help your baby later in life, reducing their risk of suffering from asthma and other serious illnesses.