Smoking in pregnancy affects your baby for life.

Smoking in pregnancy affects your baby for life.  In the womb the baby is starved of oxygen affecting its growth and development and increasing the risk of miscarriage, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and ear infections. When the baby reaches childhood, there is an increased risk of developing asthma and being overweight or obese. 

Take steps today to quit smoking and let your body heal, click here to see the health benefits you get from not smoking as your body recovers.

Talk to your local Aboriginal Medical Service, Doctor or Aboriginal health worker about options to help with your quit attempt. Don’t forget to ask about affordable patches (Nicotine Replacement Therapy). Stop smoking & let your body heal.

 

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