When you stop smoking, you are more likely to have a healthier pregnancy and a healthier baby
- You will reduce the risk of stillbirth and miscarriage.
- Your baby is less likely be born too early and experience breathing, feeding, and other health problems that often go with being born prematurely.
- Your baby is less likely to be born with a low birth weight. Babies of smokers are, on average, 200g (about 8oz) lighter than other babies, which can cause problems during and after labour. For example, they are more likely to have problems keeping warm and are more likely to get infections.
- You will reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), also known as "cot death”.