By Raising Children Network
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Smoking makes it harder to get pregnant

Smoking makes it harder to get pregnant and is bad for your baby.
  • If you or your partner smokes, it can be harder to get pregnant.
  • If you smoke while you’re pregnant, your baby smokes too.
  • Other people’s smoke passes to your baby while you’re pregnant.

Smoking when pregnant harms your baby

Smoking when pregnant increases risk of miscarriage, can damage baby's lungs and is linked to SUDI.

Quitting smoking is good for you and your baby

Smoking can affect your breastmilk. Stopping smoking has immediate benefits and it's never too late to quit.
  • Smoking can reduce how much breastmilk you make and put harmful substances in your breastmilk. But even if you smoke, breastfeeding is still best for your baby.
  • It’s never too late to quit. For example, one hour after you quit the risk of pregnancy complications goes down. Stop smoking for two days, and your baby’s growth is back on track.
  • If you’re finding it hard to quit, call the Quitline on 137 848 for help.
  • Last updated or reviewed 12-12-2016