The Development of a Support Material with Speech and Hearing Orientations for Guidance of Pregnant and Postpartum Smokers
Introduction: Many studies have proven that smoking during pregnancy brings serious risks to the health of the woman and of the fetus, and those risks persist after the baby’s birth. Because of the numerous dangers that cigarettes can bring to pregnant and postpartum women and often the difficulty of these women to retain the information obtained during an orientation, it has become important to develop a teaching material to support and facilitate such communication between the speech and hearing professional and the mother.
Objectives: The study aimed to develop a guideline speech and hearing material for pregnant and postpartum smokers.
Methods: A cross-sectional study conducted in the form of an illustrative folder.
Results: A brochure was developed about smoking while breast-feeding, containing information about cigarette use during pregnancy and its consequences to the fetus, as well as the information regarding the use of tobacco by postpartum women and their consequences for the newborn babies.
Conclusion: With this developed material, it is possible to guide the smokers with a visual, theoretical, and more specific support, and whenever doubts resurface, the women can access the material that was distributed.