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Although smoking has many negative health effects on our own bodies, it’s also important to remember what it can do to others. This is especially true if you are pregnant as you do not want to pass these risks onto your baby. For many people, pregnancy is one reason to stop smoking and we understand that it can be challenging.

The risks of smoking when pregnant

There are many risks to your baby if you continue to smoke when pregnant, these include:

  • Premature delivery
  • Increased risk of miscarriage
  • Stillbirth
  • Sudden infant death
  • Cot death

Although beginning the journey to quit can be tough, it’s important to bear in mind the dangers that you could be causing to your unborn child. The chemicals from smoking can cause the baby to struggle for oxygen and the carbon monoxide causes the baby’s heart to pump harder than it should be.

The risks of smoking on a newborn baby

As well as considering the dangers of smoking when pregnant, you should also think about the effects on your newborn baby if you continue to smoke. If you have smoked during your pregnancy, your baby will go through nicotine withdrawal when it is born which can make them agitated and uncomfortable.

If you continue to smoke around your baby as they grow older, second-hand smoke can increase the risk of health complications such as ear infections, bronchitis, pneumonia and meningitis.

Let SmokeFree Hull help you on your quitting journey, get in touch with us today on 01482977617.

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Please note that the figures above are simply an indication of how much you could save based on the cost of a packet of cigarettes and your daily intake.