Text4Baby Provides Pregnant Women and New Moms Health Tips Via Text

Posted on February 22, 2011

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Being a new mom is exciting and rewarding, but it can also be stressful and confusing. Text4Baby is a free service that provides weekly text messages on pregnancy and baby care health tips.

After signing up, you will be prompted for your due date or your child’s birth date, and your zip code, and immediately, you will begin receiving three messages a week offering actionable, evidence-based information relevant to your stage in pregnancy or your child’s development.

Topics include: breastfeeding, drugs and alcohol, emotional well being, feedings, immunizations, prenatal care, and more.

Text4baby makes it easy to learn about benefits and the importance of care; it also supplies 800-numbers where women can get help with things like finding a doctor, quitting smoking, buying an inexpensive crib, or getting started with breastfeeding.

Signing up is easy. Just text, the word BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411. You’ll be asked to enter your baby’s due date or your baby’s birthday and your zip code. Once you are registered you will start receiving free messages with tips for your pregnancy and caring for your baby. These messages are timed to your due date or your baby’s birth date.

If you have any questions or concerns, call the Mayor’s Health Line at 617-534-5050 and we will be happy to help.

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