Smoking in pregnancy

What are the key inequalities?

A proportion of young pregnant women find it difficult to attend mainstream health services. This could be a combination of reasons; due to fear of being judged especially in teenage pregnancy, language barriers with a diverse ethnicity in Luton geographically aligned to Central Bedfordshire

  • Pregnant women with complex social factors may have additional needs which could give resistance against gaining standards of care
  • Social inequalities including occupation and areas of deprivation
  • Awareness levels of the real impact of smoking whilst pregnant, women are not aware of the full harms and risks of maternal smoking

Last updated Friday, 22nd April 2016