RISK FACTORS DURING PREGNANCY
Better understand the effects of alcohol or substance misuse during pregancy and how to access support.
Alcohol or substance misuse and stop smoking support
This page contains links to information to help you to understand the effects of drugs or alcohol use during pregnancy. This information is designed to offer advice and support to regain control and quit. You can also speak to your midwife for support.
Looking after yourself and your baby
As well as causing problems with your baby’s health, street drugs like heroin and cocaine can be mixed with many things such as talcum powder, brick dust or chalk. These can damage your liver and kidneys. It is better if you only use prescribed drugs when you are pregnant.
Northumberland's free specialist local stop smoking service offers a wide range of support services from trained professionals at Northumberland County Council.
The team of specialist, clinically trained advisors offer friendly tips and advice in a free online toolkit to help you to change habits, switch to e-cigarettes or quit altogether.