A better Medway

Smoking in pregnancy

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  

Upcoming dates and locations 

Wednesday 9 January 2019, All Saints Children & Family Hub, Luton, 9.30am to 11.30am.

Book your place

Call us for free on 0800 234 6805. Please note that we are only able to offer a Blooming Bumps place to expectant Mums who are currently smoking.   

Smoking during pregnancy

There are over 4,000 chemicals in tobacco. Would you let your child into a room containing 4,000 chemicals, 60 of which you know can cause cancer? Of course not.

If you smoke during pregnancy, your baby will be in the womb with all those chemicals and as a result may not grow and develop properly. They may also have learning difficulties because those chemicals can interfere with brain development.

Lots of mums-to-be have quit through us – we’re available Monday to Saturday to help you and your baby have the best chance of a healthy start.

Maria Watson – Specialist Midwife for Stop Smoking Support. 

Specialist service

We provide a specialist service for pregnant women wanting to stop smoking. Our friendly advisers offer one-to-one appointments at various times and locations in Medway. Partners or other family members can attend with you and we also provide home visits.

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 provide a relaxed and discreet environment where you feel comfortable to discuss your smoking habits. This specialist support is free and confidential.

For more information call 0800 234 6805 or 07990 583 195 for an informal chat with Fareeda, our Smoking in Pregnancy specialist.

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

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