The Vanderburgh County Department of Health is pleased to offer the smoking cessation program for pregnant women “Baby and me - Tobacco Free”.
This program is designed for pregnant women who smoke to encourage them to quit and to stay smoke free!
Smoking during pregnancy is a well-documented cause for premature and underweight births, and quitting smoking is the single most important thing women can do for their health and the health of their baby.
The Baby & me - Tobacco Free program uses a unique approach combining cessation and incentives that are specific to pregnant women. The Baby and me - Tobacco Free program is a collaboration between the Vanderburgh County Health Department, community partners, and local physicians who provide prenatal services especially to pregnant smoking women.
How the program works:
Pregnant smokers who enroll in the program attend four prenatal cessation classes to coach and encourage them to go smoke free. After birth of the baby, the mother returns to the health department every month for 12 months for CO screenings, and, if smoke-free, will receive a $25.00 voucher for any brand or size of diapers at a local Walmart Store.
For more information and to register for the program:
Call 812-435-5807 and ask for Mary Jo Borowiecki, Supervisor of Health Promotions
To make a referral to the Vanderburgh County Baby and Me program please click on one of the below links.
Health Care Providers Community Partners