This guidance updates and replaces NICE clincal guideline 6 (published in October 2003).
The advice in the NICE guideline covers:
- the routine care that all healthy women can expect to receive during their pregnancy.
It does not specifically look at:
- women who are pregnant with more than one baby, women with certain medical conditions or women who develop a health problem during their pregnancy.
The recommendations about smoking in pregnancy in section 1.3.10 of this guideline have been further developed in ‘How to stop smoking in pregnancy and following childbirth’ (NICE public health guidance 26). We have removed the following recommendation from the antenatal care guideline, as well as the quick reference guide and information for patients.
22.214.171.124 Women who are unable to quit smoking during pregnancy should be encouraged to reduce smoking.