Text4BabyFree tips 4 mom and mom 2B
Did you just find out you’re pregnant?
Are you a new mom?
Do you text?
If so, we are happy to introduce you to Text4baby – a FREE texting service that helps you have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy first year for your baby.
Text4baby supports moms by providing accurate, text-length health information and resources in a format that is personal and timely, using a tool she knows and uses.
The messages you will receive have been checked by government and non-profit health experts such as the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, American Academy of Pediatrics, March of Dimes and others. These messages give you tips on a range of topics including nutrition, immunization, birth defect prevention, seasonal flu, mental health, oral health, safe sleep, and much more.
Text4baby is absolutely free.
To sign up for this service:
Text the word BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to the number 511411.
You can also sign-up online at: www.text4baby.org
You’ll be asked to enter your baby’s due date or your baby’s birthday and your zip code.
Once registered, you will start receiving 2-3 free messages a week with tips for your pregnancy or caring for your baby.
These messages are timed to your due date or your baby’s birth date. If you are pregnant and your due date changes, you can easily update your child’s birthday.
Neither the cell phone number nor the due date will be shared or sold to any third party.
We encourage fathers-to-be, family members and friends of the pregnant or new mom to sign up for Text4baby messages as well. By receiving the same messages as the mom, you too can stay informed on timely health-tips and offer your support to help ensure a healthy pregnancy and help prevent premature birth.
Don’t be scared, just be aware. Research data show that despite decades of public health outreach and education, more than 500,000 babies are born prematurely and an estimated 28,000 children die before their first birthday each year in the U.S. Many factors cause these negative outcomes, including health care access, poverty, and negative health behaviors, but research supports that increasing knowledge around health can help people stay healthier. Thus, National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition created this free text4baby service to provide you with easily accessible prenatal and newborn health information so you can take charge in helping to make sure your baby is born healthy.
If you are an expectant or new mom, or you know someone who is, and would like to learn more about text4baby, go to www.text4baby.org.
For a list of frequently asked questions about text4baby, please click here.