When You Quit Smoking
No matter how far along you are in your pregnancy, your baby will be healthier when you quit.
When you quit smoking:
- Your baby will get more oxygen that helps your baby grow.
- Both you and your baby will likely have fewer colds.
- Your baby will be less likely to have asthma, allergies and other lung problems.
- Your baby will be less likely to suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
- Your breast milk will be healthier for your baby.
By quitting smoking you can:
- Reduce the chances that your baby will miscarry.
- Reduce the chance that your baby will be born too early, before the lungs and other organs are fully formed.
- Avoid having your baby go through nicotine withdrawal at birth.
- Decrease your baby’s risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS or crib death)
- Save money to buy more things for your baby – and yourself.