207. Specific Populations and Other Topics - Pregnant Smokers (Continued)
Examples of effective psychosocial interventions with pregnant patients:
- Physician advice regarding smoking-related risks (2-3 minutes); videotape with information on risks, barriers, and tips for quitting; midwife counseling in one 10-minute session; self-help manual; and follow-up letters.
- Pregnancy-specific self-help materials (Pregnant Woman's Self-Help Guide to Quit Smoking) and one 10-minute counseling session with a health educator.
- Counselor provided one 90-minute counseling session plus bimonthly telephone follow-up calls during pregnancy and monthly telephone calls after delivery.