Obsterics

Smoking during pregnancy

The time of pregnancy is a unique opportunity that provides the motivation for adopting a healthy lifestyle for you and your family. This is especially the case if you are a smoker. The risks specific to smoking in pregnancy include intrauterine growth restriction, premature delivery and an elevated risk of infection and lung, heart and nervous system abnormalities in your baby. Following delivery, babies born to smokers have a higher risk of sudden infant death (cot-death).

Since December 2004, outpatient appointments and relevant prescriptions are reimbursed to those couples who wish to give up smoking. We understand that giving up is not easy but you owe it to yourself and your family to try.

Smoking advice centre
Level -1, clinic B3
20 764 19 02