A number of risk factors for preterm birth, low birth weight, and cesarean section have been found. On this page we bring together resources for reducing the risk of prematurity. Smoking and short time period between pregnancies have been linked to at least one of these health indicators. Preconception counseling is a key step to reducing these and other risks.
See the pregnancy and smoking page on smokefree.gov for important information.
The Smokefree QuitGuide app for iPhone