An Education Program for Perinatal Nurses on Smoking Relapse Prevention in the Postpartum Period

Ann Feeney

University of Scranton

Ann Feeney PhD is a nurse midwife with Geisinger Medical Group in the US (Pennsylvania) and teaches obstetrical nursing at the University of Scranton. She received her master’s degree in the health care of women at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA; and her doctoral degree in rural health at Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York.


There have been significant gains in smoking cessation among pregnant women, but the rate of postpartum relapse remains high. Smoking is harmful to both the mother and child’s health and women need to be educated about the... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Ann Feeney (University of Scranton)
  2. Geraldine Britton (Binghamton University)

Topic Area

Maternity care and women's health


OS-1D » Oral session 1 Midwifery (10:20 - Monday, 30th March, seminar room 4)

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