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Smoking in pregnancy

Smoking is harmful to both you and your baby. Ideally you should stop smoking before you become pregnant. However, it is never too late to stop smoking during your pregnancy and for your baby to gain the benefits.

Stop-smoking service for pregnant women

If you are 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 don't want to choose to be smokefree, the service can help you make sure that your baby is as safe as possible when it is born.

Te Hā – Waitaha can provide a personalised programme to help you to 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. Endorsed by midwife liaison, Canterbury DHB. Last reviewed September 2019.

See also:

How to become smokefree

Safe sleeping for babies

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