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Through our website and social media, we provide expectant moms with current, reliable pregnancy info.

Below you will find evidence-based information on smoking and pregnancy, so that you can make the best decisions for your baby.  Right from the start.


According to the March of Dimes, smoking is dangerous for you baby because, “When you smoke during pregnancy, chemicals like nicotine, carbon monoxide and tar pass through the placenta and umbilical cord into your baby’s bloodstream. These chemicals are harmful to your baby. They can lessen the amount of oxygen that your baby gets. This can slow your baby’s growth before birth and can damage your baby’s heart, lungs, and brain.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cautions that smoking: smoking

  • Reduces a woman’s chance of becoming pregnant

  • Increases the chance your baby will be born too early or too small

  • Increases the chance of birth defects like heart problems and cleft palate

  • Increases your babies risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)

  • Can cause problems with your placenta, which can cause bleeding that is dangerous for you and the baby

  • Makes you more likely to have a miscarriage


Research shows that quitting or reducing the amount you smoke will give your baby a better chance at being healthy ANY time during your pregnancy.  Of course it’s best to quit before you get pregnant, but it’s NOT too late!  Here are some resources to help you:

WyoQuits Program- offers many FREE services to help pregnant women quit smoking, including:

  • Female Pregnancy Quit Coaches

  • Financial Incentives $

  • Gum, Patches, and Lozenges

  • Customized Quit Plans

  • 24/7 Tools and Support

 Enroll online at https://wyo.quitlogix.org


SmokefreeMOM is a texting service that has helped pregnant women across the country quit smoking.  It provides:
  •  24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips to help you quit or cut back 

  • Info specific to your stage of pregnancy and the goals you set 

  • Confidential and free support

Enroll by texting the word MOM to 222888


  The video below contains information on smoking during pregnancies and information on how to stop or cut back.  

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