The Pregnancy-Tobacco Free JC Quit Program, is a smoking cessation program created to reduce the use of tobacco in the pregnant and postpartum population.
How the Program Works
· Pregnant women eligible to enroll may contact, or are referred, to Delivering Change: Healthy Families-Healthy Communities
· Women attend 4 prenatal counseling cessation sessions to receive education and support for quitting smoking and staying quit, and test using a carbon monoxide (CO) monitor (breath test).
· At prenatal sessions 3 and 4, women may receive their first set of diapers/wipes, if they test tobacco free.
· After the birth of the baby, women return monthly to continue CO monitoring and if proven to be smoke-free, will receive diapers/wipes for up to twelve months postpartum
· A smoker who lives with the pregnant woman can also enroll into the program and if successfully quits smoking, may receive diapers/wipes during the postpartum period.
For more information visit: www.deliveringchange.org
In 2011 several startling statistics came to light regarding the health of babies born to Geary County mothers. The Geary County Perinatal Coalition was formed to take a closer look at the issues surrounding these births.
From this coalition came the Delivering Change: Healthy Families-Healthy Communities project, a Four-Pronged Approach to improving community health and wellbeing. Delivering Change aims: to improve the health of women during their childbearing years, including prenatal health; to promote breastfeeding; improve the health of infants and children; and engage, educate and empower fathers.