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Knowledge Cafe: a quick guide to BabyClear

a Learning Together Knowledge Cafe event

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Date & time:

Wed 15 Mar 2017


The Park Lane Centre, Park Lane, Bradford BD5 0LN

Aimed at:

Anyone working with families

About the event:

Our second Better Start Bradford Knowledge café was held on 15th March 2017 at the Park Lane centre. The event put a spotlight on the babyClear programme and stressed how reducing smoking in pregnancy is everybody’s business and very important in giving our children the best start in life.

Local and national speakers presented the latest research and practice around the babyClear programme. They also facilitated open conversations about the role we can all play as the frontline workforce.

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For those who couldn’t join us, here is some further information about babyClear.

What is babyClear? 
babyClear is a programme to protect unborn babies from the harm caused by smoking and reduce rates of smoking during pregnancy and is currently in place across the Bradford District.

babyClear aims to reduce premature births, stillbirths, miscarriages and complications after labour due to smoking.

It ensures every woman is given information from a midwife about the harmful effects of smoking and exposure to second-hand smoke during pregnancy. All pregnant women are screened for carbon monoxide (CO) and given information about the harmful effects of exposure to CO with support to quit provided for pregnant women and their partners.

The introduction of babyClear is part of the Every Baby Matters Action plan which aims to cut the infant mortality rates in the district and improve the start to life for our young children.


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