We see many many women for support with quitting during pregnancy, here is one of these amazing women giving her opinion of the service and how it really feels to stop smoking when expecting….
‘It’s never too late to give up smoking during pregnancy. I was referred at 28 weeks and I’ve now managed 5 weeks with no smoking. During Covid-19 I was uncertain how it would work, but the nhs stop smoking service and Victoria in particular have been amazing. She passed no judgment, has been really understanding and supportive and I’ve received all the support I needed to be able to stop. I’m able to contact her whenever I need, and she speaks with me every week to see how I’ve been getting on. Despite the pandemic, I’ve received great care and cannot thank Victoria enough. I would 100% recommended using this service, pregnant or not, during the uncertain times. I could not have managed to do this alone and I’m so proud that even though I did it later into my pregnancy I have been able to quit smoking, for my baby, myself and my family. ‘
Tori supported this woman to give up smoking during her pregnancy & will hopefully have given her the confidence & the motivation to continue on being smokefree long after her baby has been born.Healthtrainer Tori
‘I have always had a passion for helping individuals stop smoking, I have worked closely with midwives over the last few years in particular to help pregnant women stop smoking. Stopping smoking isn’t easy at the best of times but when you are pregnant and are trying to stop some women find it very hard, but with our support and guidance we can overcome any barriers. Throughout the 8 weeks with our service there may be hurdles but we tackle them together and getting a pregnant lady to 8 weeks smoke free and successfully stopping makes me feel a huge sense of achievement. I feel proud of my ladies and what they have achieved for their health and their unborn baby, it’s a wonderful feeling knowing you have helped to give a child the best possible chance of life. I will always enjoy and thrive from working with pregnant smokers as seeing the outcome and their confidence growing is an incredible feeling.’
To find out more about how we can support you to stop smoking during pregnancy click here.