If you are smoking, drinking alcohol, or using drugs during your pregnancy you are putting your unborn child in danger. Anything you put in your body passes through the umbilical cord in your body and into your baby’s body. Using nicotine, alcohol and drugs (both legal and illegal) while you are pregnant can lead to miscarriage, premature birth, and birth defects.
- If you need free help to quit, drinking, smoking or using drugs, it is available! If you smoke and you are pregnant it is not too late to quit. Quitting now can make a big difference in your baby’s life. Learn about how smoking can affect your pregnancy and your baby and to get tips on how to quit. It may be difficult for you to avoid drinking during your pregnancy. Get tips on how to avoid or quit drinking.