A better Medway

Smoking in pregnancy

Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates

Following government advice we are currently running a reduced service from the Smokefree Advice Centre.

Blooming Bumps will be returning virtually on Monday 5 October 2020.

The sessions will run from 9.30am to 11.30am for 8 weeks, and will be held via Microsoft Teams.

To register your interest contact us by: 

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Blooming Bumps

Blooming Bumps is here to support you through your pregnancy so that you and your baby get off to the best start.

Find out how to look after yourself and your baby in a relaxed and friendly group setting. Over eight weeks your Blooming Bumps advisor will go through:

  • tips for bonding with your baby, even before they are born
  • smoking and the impact it can have on you and your baby 
  • managing stress and anxiety
  • eating healthily 
  • feeding your baby 
  • first aid for your baby
  • looking after your baby

Specialist service

During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we continue to provide a specialist service for pregnant women wanting to stop smoking.

Our friendly advisers offer one-to-one telephone appointments, with easy access to free nicotine replacement therapy at days and times to suit you and your family. Partners or other family members can join you and quit smoking too.

We understand the challenges that women face when trying to quit smoking and we tailor our service to meet your needs.

It is our aim to ensure you feel comfortable to discuss your smoking habits. This specialist support is free and confidential.

For more information call 07525 618 616 or 01634 333 127 for an informal chat with Emma, our Smoking in Pregnancy specialist.

You can also email medwaystopsmokingservice@nhs.net or text QUIT to 81025.

 

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