A better Medway

Smoking in 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

Help to stop smoking

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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Blooming Bumps sessions for mums-to-be

Blooming Bumps is a brand new, free service at the Sunlight Centre and All Saints Children and Family Hub.

If you want to give up smoking, learn relaxation techniques, meet other mums-to-be and talk about all things baby, then come and join us for Blooming Bumps.

Our specialist midwife will also be on hand to answer all your questions.

Places are limited so book your place now by phoning 01634 334 800.