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Smoking in pregnancy

Smoking is harmful to both you and your pēpi (baby). Ideally you should stop smoking before you become pregnant. But it's never too late to stop smoking during your pregnancy and for your pēpi to gain the benefits.

Stop-smoking service for pregnant women

If you're pregnant and continue to smoke, you should contact Te Hā – Waitaha Smokefree Support on 0800‑425‑700. This service has specific programmes to help pregnant women quit smoking.

Even if you do not want to choose to be smokefree, the service can help you make sure that your pēpi baby is as safe as possible when it's born.

Te Hā – Waitaha can provide a personalised programme to help you stop smoking through a range of activities and products that include medications, motivational counselling and ongoing support.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed December 2021.

See also:

How to become smokefree

Safe sleeping for babies

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