QUITTING WHILE PREGNANT IS GOOD FOR YOU AND YOUR BABY
Smoking while pregnant can lead to miscarriages, preterm deliveries and low birth weights. It also increases the chance of birth defects such as cleft lip or cleft palate. Smoking during and after pregnancy is a risk factor for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The nicotine found in cigarettes and other products, such as e-cigarettes, can damage a developing baby’s brain and lungs. In Utah, 4.2 percent of pregnant women still smoke.
If you are pregnant and trying to quit, you don’t have to do it alone. There are a number of helpful options:
- Call the Utah Tobacco Quit Line free at 1-800-QUIT-NOW.
- Call your local health department.
- Talk to your doctor.
Amanda struggled with smoking when she was pregnant. Check out her story here.