First-time mamás and veteran mamás alike have questions about keeping their babies safe and healthy. To address their questions and concerns, the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB) developed text4baby. This free mobile educational service promotes a healthy pregnancy and a healthy start in life for all babies.
How It Works
By texting BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411, a woman will be signed up to receive three free text messages each week that are timed to her due date or baby’s date of birth. These messages focus on a variety of topics critical to maternal and child health, including birth defects prevention, immunization, nutrition, seasonal flu, mental health, oral health, and safe sleep. Text4baby text messages also connect women to prenatal and infant care services and other resources.
Text4baby is made possible through a public-private partnership that includes more than 350 organizations. The program’s founding partners include CTIA–The Wireless Foundation.
For more information, or to sign-up to receive the free text messages, click here.