[TobaccoAction] CDC Podcast on Smoking and pregnancy

Jeanne Mahoney JMahoney at acog.org
Tue Jan 29 10:51:32 EST 2008


From: NCBDDD Partners [mailto:NCBDDD_PARTNERS at LISTSERV.CDC.GOV] On
Behalf Of Mahone, Sharon R. (CDC/CCHP/NCBDDD)
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2008 8:28 AM
To: NCBDDD_PARTNERS at LISTSERV.CDC.GOV 
Subject: BD Prevention Month - Focus on Smoking and Pregnancy
Importance: High


National Birth Defects Prevention Month continues! This week, CDC's
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities focuses
on smoking and pregnancy.  As many of you know, smoking causes cancer,
heart disease, and other major health problems. But women who smoke
during pregnancy put themselves and their unborn babies at risk for
other health problems. The dangers of smoking during pregnancy include
premature birth, certain birth defects, and infant death. 
 
This week's National Birth Defects Prevention Month activities from
CDC's National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities: 

To promote health messages on smoking and pregnancy this week, NCBDDD
has developed a feature article and podcast. 

You can view the feature on CDC.gov or by clicking on this link
"Pregnant? Don't smoke. Learn why and how to quit for good."
<http://www.cdc.gov/Features/PregnantDontSmoke/> 

You can listen to the podcast (in English) by clicking on this link "If
you're pregnant, don't smoke."
<http://www2a.cdc.gov/podcasts/player.asp?f=7868> 

Please feel free to share or link to this information on your own
websites. 

 

Also new this week:

A report in the January 25 MMWR: "Knowledge and Practices of
Obstetricians and Gynecologists Regarding Cytomegalovirus Infection
During Pregnancy --- United States, 2007."
<http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5703a2.htm> 

 

Reminder: Send someone you know a CDC Pregnancy Health-e-Card! 

Know someone who is thinking about getting pregnant? Send her this
Health-e-Card
<http://www2a.cdc.gov/eCards/message/message.asp?cardid=85> . 

Know someone who is pregnant? Send her this Health-e-Card
<http://www2a.cdc.gov/eCards/message/message.asp?cardid=86> .  

Know someone who just had a baby? Send her this Health-e-Card
<http://www2a.cdc.gov/eCards/message/message.asp?cardid=87> . 

 

Last week, CDC's NCBDDD highlighted alcohol and pregnancy messages for
National Birth Defects Prevention Month with these activities:

CDC.gov feature: "5 Things You Should Know About Alcohol and Pregnancy,"
<http://www.cdc.gov/Features/AlcoholFreePregnancy/>
<http://www.cdc.gov/Features/AlcoholFreePregnancy/> 

Podcast (English): "Put Down That Drink if You Are Pregnant (Or Trying
to Be)." <http://www2a.cdc.gov/podcasts/player.asp?f=7561>  

CDC.gov Data and Statistics Feature: Use of Supplements Containing Folic
Acid Among Women of Childbearing Age - United States, 2007
<http://www.cdc.gov/datastatistics/2008/folicAcid/index.html> ,
<http://www.cdc.gov/datastatistics/2008/folicAcid/index.html>  which
highlights data from the January 11 MMWR. 

 

 

 



 
Jeanne Mahoney
Providers Partnership Project
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th St., SW
Washington, DC 20024
202/314-2352
FAX 202/484-3917




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