24 May 2022

Why should you stop smoking during pregnancy?

Along with alcohol, smoking is one of the biggest enemies of pregnant women and poses very serious health risks to your child.

Cigarettes contain many substances that are harmful to you, but even more so to the baby you're carrying. Here are the many risks that pregnant women who smoke face:

  • miscarriage
  • premature birth
  • complications during delivery
  • a low birth weight baby
  • stunted growth
  • a baby with weakened immune system
  • sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)

If you smoke, quitting will be the best gift you can give your child!