Quitting smoking is the most important thing you can do for you and your baby. If you are pregnant or planning to have children, a LiveWire Lifestyles advisor has all the essential tools available to help you kick the habit.
If you are planning to conceive, quitting smoking will increase your fertility, make your labour easier and ensure your baby is born at a healthy weight.
If you wish to stop smoking you are welcome to visit one of the community drop-ins where the advisors are fully trained to work with pregnant women in helping them quit. If you prefer, you can contact the Specialist Smoking Cessation Midwife who will visit you at home. The Specialist Smoking Cessation Midwife will visit you at home for 8-12 weeks; they can visit you from as early as 5-6 weeks into your pregnancy up until 28 days post natal.
Remember, quitting is not only the responsibility of the mother but also the father and anyone living in the home. If you are exposed to second-hand smoke you’re also exposing your baby to second-hand smoke. Supporting each other throughout this special period is important and can be much easier when there is more than one of you trying to quit.