What You Need to Know
Smoking harms your baby. When you smoke, your baby gets less oxygen. Lack of oxygen can cause your baby to grow more slowly and gain less weight in the womb. Smoking during pregnancy has also been linked to preterm labor and other pregnancy complications.
What You Can Do
Quit or cut back as much as you can. We know it's hard, but remember, you're doing this for your baby. Here are some resources that can help:
Pregnant women who don't smoke should avoid other people's smoke. Studies suggest that regular exposure to secondhand smoke may harm the baby.