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Stopping Smoking

If you’re planning to have a baby and currently smoke, the best thing you can do is to stop before trying to get pregnant.

Quitting smoking improves the lining of the womb. If you give up smoking, your chances of getting pregnant increase. Women who smoke are twice as likely to be infertile than non-smokers. This is true for women trying to become pregnant for the first time and for women who have been pregnant before.
Smoking also affects fertility treatment success rates, for example, IVF (In vitro fertilisation).

It’s ideal to stop smoking for at least four months before getting pregnant but stopping at any point prior to pregnancy really helps.

It is ideal if you and your partner can stop smoking at least four months before
getting pregnant but stopping at any point really helps.

For local help to quit smoking, please call:

One You Walsall | Mytime Active

01922 444 044 Mon to Fri 9am to 6pm

For more information about how smoking affects both the mother, father and baby
please see:

How smoking affects female and male fertility

The risks of secondhand smoke