Despite existing interventions, tobacco smoking and alcohol consumption during pregnancy are common. The Smoke and Alcohol Free with EHealth and Rewards (SAFER) pregnancy intervention combines monthly group sessions, access to a web-based platform and incentives upon biochemically validated cessation for a maximum duration of 6 months to promote cessation of smoking and alcohol use before and during pregnancy. To inform development of the SAFER pregnancy intervention, two focus groups with the target population were held beforehand, with results reported here alongside the final SAFER pregnancy study protocol. In a before−after study we aim to include 66 women who are pregnant or have a wish to become pregnant and who smoke and/or consume alcohol (i.e. target population of the SAFER pregnancy intervention). The primary outcome measure is cessation of smoking and/or alcohol use at 34−38 weeks of gestation, or after six group sessions if women did not become pregnant during the study period. Secondary outcomes focus on the barriers and facilitators for implementation of the SAFER pregnancy intervention.

dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41533-020-00209-5, hdl.handle.net/1765/132321
npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine
Department of Gynaecology & Obstetrics

Breunis, L.J., de Kroon, M.L.A., Laureij, L.T., de Jong-Potjer, L., Steegers, E.A.P, & Been, J.V. (2020). Smoke and Alcohol Free with EHealth and Rewards (SAFER) pregnancy study: a before-after study protocol. npj Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, 30(1). doi:10.1038/s41533-020-00209-5