Everything about pregnancy is better if you quit smoking. Your baby is healthier; is less likely to be born premature; and easier to deliver than if you smoke. While quitting smoking is important for everyone, it is especially important for pregnant mothers. In this video we are going to talk about how to quit smoking if you are pregnant. In part two, we are going to discuss staying quit after you deliver and while breastfeeding.
Learn these things and more!
- Why should I quit smoking during pregnancy
- Effects of carbon monoxide and nicotine on a baby
- Quit smoking tips for pregnant women
- You and you baby get immediate benefits from quitting smoking during pregnancy
- How our videos can help pregnant women quit smoking
- Try to quit smoking before conception
- Should pregnant women use nicotine patch, gum or lozenge
- Is nicotine replacement effective during pregnancy
Quotes from this quit smoking video
“The great thing about being smoke-free while you are pregnant is that your baby gets immediate and important benefits from it. Equally great are the benefits you get. There are numerous medical studies showing that babies who are exposed to cigarette smoke in the womb weigh-less and are more likely to be premature. In addition, a woman’s pregnancy and delivery tend to be more complicated if the mother smokes.”
“The unfortunate thing about smoking and pregnancy is that many of the compounds in cigarette smoke reach a developing baby through the umbilical cord and placenta. One of the particularly harmful ones is carbon monoxide. If you smoke, carbon monoxide binds to the cells that are supposed to carry oxygen to your baby, so your baby gets less oxygen than it could.”