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Prepare for Pregnancy

Quit Smoking

Tobacco smoke can harm your health as well as the health of your baby. If you smoke or breathe second-hand smoke while you are pregnant...

  • Your baby may be less healthy and less able to survive than babies of parents who don't smoke.
  • Your baby may not grow well after birth.
  • Your baby may not get enough oxygen.
  • Your baby may have breathing problems.

Quitting smoking at any time is one of the most important things you can do for you and your baby. This is true for both moms and dads. Quitting can be very hard but there are many programs that can help:

Quit Smoking Programs
Additional Resources to Help You Quit

If you quit now, there is good news. Women who stop smoking early in pregnancy reduce the risk of harm to their baby. The sooner you stop, the better for both your baby and your own health. You will feel the health benefits right away.

Read our Quit Tips
For more information call 311.


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