Myth busting

You may have heard or have your own beliefs about smoking in pregnancy which may not align with the facts. Here are some of them:

MYTH 

“If my baby is small because I have smoked then it will be easier to give birth, won’t it?”

By small baby we mean underweight, under-developed and often poorly. These are issues which can affect babies as they grow up. Smaller babies are also no easier to give birth to than bigger babies. Stopping smoking gives your baby the best chance of being a good, healthy weight.

MYTH

 

“I smoked through my whole pregnancy with my daughter and she is fine, so this baby will be fine too.”

Every pregnancy is different, there is no guarantee that this pregnancy will be fine. The risks are real, and stopping smoking can significantly reduce those risks. By stopping smoking you are doing the best thing for your baby. Babies of non-smokers are often healthier, happier and more content.

MYTH

 

“Stopping smoking takes too much effort, I don’t have the energy.” 

Stopping smoking may be difficult, but it does not have to take over your whole life. Once you are smokefree you will find that it was worth the effort and in return you will have more time and money for yourself and your baby.

 

You are 4 times more likely to quit for good with our support and Nicotine Replacement therapy (NRT) than going it alone. We would usually see you in your home but we can see you elsewhere if you’d prefer, if you are really busy we can always talk on the phone. Alternatively, appointments may be available at some local GP surgeries and pharmacies. Find your local service and contact them to find out. Accepting the right support to help you stop smoking will be worthwhile for your baby.

“I received excellent care from Bev. Helped to quit when I didn’t think I’d be able to. Very friendly” – previous service user

Call or text the team on 07917 227 004
Standard network charges will apply, if you prefer you can text us and we can call you back.

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