Many women find it difficult to stop smoking, and we recognise just how challenging this can be, but it is one of the most important things you can do to improve your baby’s health, growth and development. It is also the single most important thing that you can do to improve your own long-term health.
MAMSS (Models for access to Maternal Smoking Cessation Support) Service
Here in Cwm Taf Morgannwg Health Board, we are dedicated to supporting you to maximise the health and wellbeing of you, your baby and your family through the MAMSS (Models for access to Maternal Smoking Cessation Support) Service.
We have dedicated FREE NHS support and treatment provided by one of our fully trained Maternity Support Workers, in your own home or a clinic area near you!
Please ask your midwife for more information about the MAMSS service or call your maternity support worker:
Rhondda and Taff: 07900 915235
Cynon and Merthyr: 07823551792
Why is smoking in pregnancy harmful to me and my baby?
Just as smoking is bad for you, babies in the womb can be harmed by tobacco smoke because it reduces the amount of oxygen and nutrients that pass through the placenta from you to your baby.
Smoking when you are pregnant increases your risk of:
Babies and children whose mothers smoke during pregnancy are also at greater risk of:
Stopping smoking reduces all the risks described above.