• Smoking cessation- a briefing for midwifery staff

    • 30 Sep 2013
    • Technical guide (TYPE OF RESOURCE)
    • Smoking & Pregnancy (TOPIC)

    This briefing gives expert, concise guidance on how to deliver Very Brief Advice (VBA) to pregnant women who smoke and how to carry out routine carbon monoxide (CO) testing with all pregnant women. Smoking in pregnancy is a significant health problem for the mother and the baby. Many women who smoke will quit by themselves before becoming pregnant and others will stop once their pregnancy is confirmed; other pregnant women will need considerable support to stop smoking successfully.