The best thing you
can do for your baby is not smoke. You CAN quit smoking.
Making healthy choices
such as quitting smoking, eating healthy food and avoiding
alcohol when you become pregnant will not only make you feel
better, but it will give your baby a great start to life!
Around one in seven pregnant women in NSW
You may find that the stigma associated with smoking in
pregnancy makes you angry, or even defiant. But even the
women who say they feel that way are glad for the
opportunity to learn about the potential harm that smoking
during pregnancy can have on their baby. Most women are
surprised to learn that smoking during pregnancy is likely
to effect their child’s whole life. What counts is your
health, and the health of your baby.
Perhaps you despair that it's all too
hard, especially in this stressful time of life. Australian
guidelines now recognize that many mothers to be can benefit
from the support of nicotine replacement therapy even during
pregnancy. Perhaps the support of a professional counsellor
from the Quit Line can make the difference.