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KDMC's New Beginnings To Offer Tobacco-Free Classes to Moms-to-Be

If you are a pregnant smoker, King’s Daughters Medical Center (KDMC) is offering classes specifically designed to assist moms-to-be with tobacco cessation and lifestyle changes.

The free classes will be 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday, beginning July 8, and will include educational materials, motivational tactics, and support groups. Participants also are provided with important information and resources for a healthy pregnancy. Classes will take place at the Park Place building, 5th Floor Conference Room, 1701 Central Ave., Ashland. For registration and additional information, contact KDMC’s New Beginnings program at 606.408.6436 or toll-free at 1.888.377.5362.

Quitting smoking is the most important action a pregnant woman can take to ensure the health of her baby. The U.S. Surgeon General has reported that eliminating smoking during pregnancy could prevent 10% of all infant deaths and 12% of all deaths due to perinatal conditions.

What nationally-recognized research organizations say about the benefits of quitting:

  • increases the amount of oxygen your baby will get, even after just one day of not smoking
  • increases the chance your baby's lungs will work well
  • lowers the risk of your baby being born too early
  • increases the chance of having a normal weight, healthy baby
  • increases the chance your baby will come home from the hospital with you
  • staying smoke-free is one of the most important things you can do for your baby and yourself

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