Pregnant women get help to quit smoking

Pregnant women will now be offered support to help them stop smoking thanks to a pilot scheme launched at the Maternity Unit at Peterborough City Hospital.

Sunday, 16th October 2016, 8:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 6:00 pm
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The clinics run every Wednesday morning in the antenatal outpatients department from 9am to 12.30pm and women can either book an appointment or drop-in.

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Drop-in clinics are also held in the General Outpatients Department on Tuesdays and Fridays between 9am and noon. Women who are unable to visit the designated smoking cessation clinics on a Wednesday can attend these instead.

Nicky Griffin, outpatient lead midwife at the hospital, said: “Smoking during pregnancy is harmful to both mum and baby.”