One of the most important changes you can make to improve your health and protect your baby is to give up smoking right now. Most new parents believe that quitting using Help Me Quit is the most effective way to give up smoking, for good.
NHS Wales provide Help Me Quit a free stop smoking service which can support you or your partner to quit.
For more information visit Help Me Quit, telephone 0800 085 2219 or text HMQ to 80818.
Why is giving up smoking important for me and my baby?
If you or your partner are a smoker, you’re more likely to get a respiratory infection and have a higher risk of those infections becoming severe. Coronavirus is an acute respiratory infection. The hand to mouth action of smoking can increase the risk of catching the virus. Also, if someone smokes in your home, your baby will be exposed to second-hand smoke, which can impact on the health of you baby, and increase their risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS also known as Cot Death).