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Quit smoking in pregnancy

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Stopping smoking is the best thing you can do for your baby.

We know how difficult it can be stop but with the right support many women do and almost half who stop during pregnancy stay stopped.

One You Kent has a special home visiting team dedicated to supporting pregnant women and their families to quit smoking. Our friendly advisers offer weekly support at a time convenient to you to offer non-judgement support and advice.

Smoking in pregnancy

Your adviser can prescribe free patches or gum to help you through the difficult days – these are perfectly safe to use throughout your pregnancy.

No matter what stage you're at in your pregnancy, it's never too late to stop smoking. Our pregnancy team have put together a video playlist with tips and support for pregnant women and their families. The team also offer a ‘Baby and me going smokefree’ weekly virtual support group, where women can support each other, on their smokefree journey.

When you smoke you breathe in more than 4,000 chemicals from the cigarette. The chemicals go into your bloodstream and onto your baby via the placenta and umbilical cord. One of the chemicals found in cigarettes is carbon monoxide. This restricts the supply of oxygen that's essential for your baby's healthy growth and development. For more information please see NHS.uk/smokefree.

If you would like some support to quit smoking please talk to your midwife, call 0300 123 1220, text 'quit' to 87023 or email kentchft.smokefreepregnancyhomevisits@nhs.net.

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