Welcoming a new person into the family can be a very exciting time. From preparing the nursery to stocking up on nappies, there is a lot to be done to ensure the new arrival is given the very best start in life. What you might not realise, however, is just how much our actions on the outside can make a huge impact on a baby’s wellbeing, even before they enter the world. That is why Everyone Health offers FREE stop smoking support for pregnant ladies and their partners or significant others, helping to create a safe, smoke-free home for all the family.
Why quit if you’re pregnant?
Exposing an unborn baby to cigarette smoke can cause worrying complications throughout the pregnancy as well as for the baby, post-birth. These include:
- Premature birth
- Defects of the mouth
- An increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome.
If you are a pregnant smoker who spends a lot of time around other smokers, this can also increase the negative effect of smoke on the foetus. Research shows that 80% of second-hand smoke is invisible and odour-free, meaning unborn babies can still develop smoke-related complications from second hand smoke.
For more reasons to quit during pregnancy, visit https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree/why-quit/smoking-in-pregnancy
How we can help
Our free 12 week programme helps pregnant ladies and their partners, or other household members, to stop smoking for good. The programme combines free stop smoking products with specialised support to help manage withdrawal symptoms and handle cravings, without reaching for a cigarette. Led by our friendly in-house midwife, Jo George and our team of dedicated practitioners, we are able to provide one to one support to help stop smoking at any stage of the pregnancy.
Who can join?
- Anyone who lives in Staffordshire who is currently pregnant and smokes tobacco products
- Anyone who lives with a pregnant smoker who is receiving support through Everyone Health and who smokes tobacco products
Please contact us to find out if you are eligible for this service
Where can you get help?
Due to Covid-19 our Stop Smoking programme is currently delivered over the phone. With weekly telephone appointments and free nicotine replacement products (NRT) delivered to your door, our free, non-judgemental service will support you and your close family on your way to providing a smoke-free start to life for your new-born.
If you are pregnant and want support to quit, contact us today.
Call 03330050095 or text QUIT to 60777