Baby & Me Tobacco Free

The BABY & ME™ Tobacco Free Program is a smoking cessation program created to reduce the use of tobacco products among pregnant women during their prenatal and postpartum period. Women who quit smoking during pregnancy are less likely to have premature and or low-birth weight babies. Maintaining smoking cessation after the baby is born extends the positive health outcomes for women and their families by reducing the damaging effects of second and third hand smoke. This results in healthier mothers and babies.

 

What Is It?

- Smoking cessation program for pregnant women.
- Program includes 4 prenatal and 12 postpartum visits with counseling to
  support quitting and staying quit.
- During each visit, participants complete a carbon monoxide (CO) test.

What Do I Get?

- Participants are eligible for $25 vouchers, redeemable at Walmart for
  purchase of diapers and/or baby wipes, if smoke free. 
- Vouchers start during prenatal visit 3 and 4 and continue once a month for
  12 months, for a total of 14 vouchers. Participants must be smoke free to
  receive
vouchers. 
- Support partners are also eligible for a $25 voucher if smoke free.

Support Partner?

- A support partner is optional and can be anyone living with the mother
  during the program.
- A support partner must enroll by prenatal session 3 and agree to be smoke
  free.

- During each visit support partners complete a carbon monoxide (CO) test.
- Support partners must be smoke free to receive vouchers.
- Vouchers for support partners are postpartum, once a month for a total of
  12 vouchers. 

Eligibility:

- Any pregnant, smoking woman (36 weeks or less) who is a daily smoker or
  quit within 3 months of becoming pregnant.
- Must be able to complete 4 prenatal sessions prior to birth -- ideally enroll
  as early in pregnancy as possible.
- Must be a Hamilton county resident.

How Do I Get in the Program?

- REFERRAL FORM
- OR call 423-260-1818


Additional Resource Links

Cessation:

·Tennessee Tobacco Quit Line: www.tnquitline.org
· Smokefree.gov : https://smokefree.gov/tools-tips/get-extra-help/free-resources

Breastfeeding:

· Breastfeeding Welcomed Here https://www.tn.gov/health/health-program-areas/fhw/bf/breastfeeding-welcomed-here.html
· Tennessee Breastfeeding Hotline: 855-4BFMOMS or 855-423-6667.
· KidcentralTN:  https://www.kidcentraltn.com/

Post-Partum

· National Postpartum Depression Warmline: 1-800-PPD-MOMS.

· Postpartum Support International- www.postpartum.net/ and 1-800-944-4773

 

Locations:

Chattanooga Hamilton County Health Department

921 E 3rd St, Chattanooga, TN 37403

(423) 209-8320