If you smoke, your midwife will refer you to a specialist maternity tobacco advisor who will get in touch with you to chat about smoking and how they can help you to swap and stop. The team are completely non-judgmental and just want to help you have the healthiest pregnancy possible. They understand how hard it can be, and can also help anyone else in your household who smokes to quit at the same time.
They can provide you with free nicotine replacement items like patches, inhalators or gum and you’ll also have a weekly catch-up session either on the phone or face-to-face. This means you can chat through how you are feeling, any challenges you’ve faced and your advisor can give you practical advice and support.
If you haven’t yet seen a midwife, or you’d prefer to speak to someone else, you can always get in touch with your local community stop smoking service, who can help you and anyone else in your household to quit – it’s totally free.
Also, you can download the NHS Quit Smoking App which is free and has all sorts of great features to help and keep you motivated.