Give your baby the best start in life
If you smoke when you are pregnant, your baby smokes too. When you smoke, you breathe in over 4000 chemicals (poisons) and many of these pass into your baby’s body.
Babies of smokers are often born smaller than normal and born too early, and early babies are more likely to get sick with chest infections. If you smoke during pregnancy you also have a higher risk of problems during the pregnancy and labour. The earlier you stop the better for you and your baby.
Give your baby the best start in life. Quit smoking before you get pregnant OR quit as soon as you find out you are pregnant.
The Quit for New Life program is available to give support for our mob who are pregnant and smoking. Quit for New Life will be commencing in 2014 and you can find out more about this here.
You can also sign up for a quit group here or speak to your local AMS or doctor today about quitting smoking while pregnant.
- Ex-smoker and proud Mum of three.
"I quit because I wanted to be a positive role model for my children.”
- Ex-smoker and proud Mum of three with a newborn just recently arrived.
"I quit because I wanted my baby to be a healthy weight and not have a low birth weight."
- Ex-smoker and proud Mum of three with one on the way.
“I wanted to give my children a head-start in life.”