Baby & Me: Tobacco Free
September 14, 2016•8 min
A new initiative at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital is encouraging pregnant moms to kick their smoking habit. he program involves staff training, as well as screening and referrals to smoking cessation programs for pregnant women who smoke. In exchange for giving up smoking, expectant mothers receive vouchers for diapers.Pregnant women who quit smoking are less likely to have premature and low birth weight babies.Listen in as Tara Louise Gellasch, MD explains how Newark-Wayne Community Hospital works to keep babies healthy by preventing birth defects, premature births and infant mortality.