Smoking While Pregnant

There is no denying the risk to your baby if you smoke while you are pregnant. I can help you to break the habit so that you can give your baby the best start in life.

1

Foetal Heart Rate

With every cigarette carbon monoxide gets into your blood stream, cuts down oxygen reaching your baby. The foetal heart rate rises as the baby struggles to get enough oxygen.

2

Baby Development

Babies who are born to mothers who have smoked during pregnancy have a lower birth weight leading to a weak immune system, lower growth rate and are often slower to develop.

3

Risk of Cot Death

Babies who’s mothers have smoked during their pregnancy are twice as likely to die from cot death and they are likely to have damaged airways that could lead to asthma.

Stop smoking During Pregnancy

Let me help you protect yourself and your baby from the terrible risks of smoking during pregnancy.

With every cigarette Carbon monoxide gets into your blood stream and restricts the arteries and cuts down oxygen reaching your baby the foetal heart rate rises as the baby struggles to get enough oxygen. For every cigarette you smoke the blood flow to your baby is disrupted for about 15 seconds.  Smoking damages placenta development which leads to an increased risk of premature birth and stillbirth.

It is found that women who smoke during pregnancy have more complications during their pregnancy and labour and have the increased risk of miscarriage, bleeding and sickness.

The most damaging affects of smoking are between months 4-9. If you stop before this the baby is likely to be healthy.

Babies who are born to mothers who have smoked during pregnancy have a lower birth weight leading to a weak immune system. The babies have a lower growth rate and are often slower to develop.

Babies who’s mothers have smoked during their pregnancy are twice as likely to die of cot death and they are likely to have damaged airways that could lead to asthma.

Babies born to women who smoked 15 cigarettes or more a day during pregnancy are taken into hospital twice as often during the first eight months of life.

Some studies have shown that smoking during pregnancy may harm the child’s mental development  and behaviour, leading to a short attention span and hyperactivity.

Hear from an NHS midwife on the dangers of smoking for your baby

I'm so pleased that you are thinking of using Hypnotherapy to help you stop smoking during pregnancy. To book a FREE Initial Consultation at one of my clinics in Reading, Berkshire or to find out more please either call or email me and I'll get back to you as soon as I can!

Louise Carter

Positive Thinking Hypnotherapist and Councellor

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