If you are pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant, here are some important things to know.
- Women who smoke have a harder time getting pregnant.
- Smoking while pregnant may cause premature delivery – before the baby is fully developed.
- Smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
- Smoking while pregnant can affect your baby's health. Your baby may be cranky, restless and get sick more often.
The good news is that quitting increases your chances of getting pregnant and having a healthy baby. Quitting smoking while pregnant delivers health benefits no matter how far along you are. It's even better to quit before you get pregnant.