Medway Stop Smoking (Pregnancy Service)
We understand how difficult it is to stop smoking, especially when you are pregnant.
We have specialist advisers dedicated to pregnant women and their partners who would really like to help and we are an e-Cigarette friendly service.
What we can offer you
One to one appointments at venues across Medway
We have advisers in various GP surgeries, Children Centres and Pharmacies in Medway or Maria can see you in Chatham Library on a Thursday evening.
Emma will come and see you in the comfort of your own home and talk to you about your options. If you choose to go ahead she will arrange further visits according to your individual requirements.
Maria or Emma can see you in the Antenatal Clinic at Medway Maritime Hospital on any weekday. This will be completely confidential.
If you are too busy to come to an appointment or you prefer not to have a home visit then why not opt for a Skype appointment at a convenient time for you.
Smoke Free Advice Centre
Our Advice centre is located in Railway Street Chatham and is open Monday to Saturday.
Although we would like to see you regularly, you may find this difficult sometimes and we could support you over the phone on occasion.
FREE Nicotine Replacement Therapy
This is available to all pregnant smokers who come through our service.
Your Midwife will ask you to do a Carbon Monoxide reading at your first appointment. This is part of routine antenatal care for all women.
Carbon Monoxide is a toxic gas present in Car exhaust fumes, cigarette smoke and faulty gas appliances so it is a very important test.
If you are a smoker your Midwife will automatically refer you to the Stop Smoking Service and although you may not feel ready to stop smoking, we would advise you to accept a call from them before making your decision.
You will not be judged for smoking but it is our responsibility to give you the specialist information you need now that you are pregnant.
For more information or to book an appointment please call Fareeda on 07990 583 195