Text4baby sends free text messages to pregnant women and new moms. The texts contain useful tips to help women care for their health and give their babies the best possible start in life.
Women can sign up for the service by texting BABY to 511411 (or BEBE in Spanish) and receive free SMS text messages each week, timed to their due date or baby’s date of birth. They will receive the texts until their baby turns one year old.
The Minnesota Department of Health is a text4baby outreach partner. Local health departments and community organizations are encouraged to also become outreach partners and help share information about this great resource. For more information and questions, go to www.text4baby.org and click on “Partners”.
Text4baby is an educational program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB). To find out more check out the HMHB website.
Text4baby promotional materials can be ordered for free (does not include shipping and handling) at the text4baby online store, http://www.circlesolutions.com/text4baby/. The MDH has also created a text4baby bookmark (PDF) that local public health agencies can print and distribute; there is room on the back side to add local contact information. When printing, keep in mind it is meant to be a two-sided document so check your printer settings first to be sure it prints correctly.