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Free Advice for Pregnant Women is Just a Text Away

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Mom’s health is not only important to her, but to her whole family. This is especially true for pregnant women and new moms, with babies under one year, whose little ones depend on mom more than ever for everything. But as we all know, moms are busy – really busy. They often don’t have time to read every book and scour every blog to learn about this important period in their life.

So what’s a mom to do?

To date, over 580,000 moms have turned to text4baby. Text4baby is a free public health texting service that provides pregnant women and moms with babies under age one with three health and safety text messages each week timed to her due date or baby’s age. Text messages are developed by trusted experts including the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and include concise information on topics such as labor signs and symptoms, prenatal care, developmental milestones, and more.

Did we mention – it’s free!

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How to Sign Up

Signing up is easy. All you have to do is text the word BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411 and you’ll begin receiving free health and safety messages to care for both you and your baby.

What Do Moms Think?

Moms love the service! Recent studies by George Washington University and the University of California San Diego found:

- Moms who used text4baby were 3 times more likely to feel prepared for motherhood

- 95% of moms would recommend the service to a friend

- 65% of moms said text4baby helped them remember an appointment or immunization

- 74% of moms said text4baby informed them of medical warning signs they did not know

Cassie G., a text4baby mom, says, “When I was pregnant, text4baby felt like a friend, like an extra support network checking in. Whether it was a quick tip or information about what was happening inside my body, as a busy working mom, it was helpful to receive the messages.”

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Why This Matters

The United States has the highest rate of infant mortality amongst developed nations. This is a shocking statistic, but it’s also a preventable statistic. Text4baby reaches moms all across the country with important health and safety tips, reminders, and critical alerts right on their mobile phone.

Mom’s health matters. With text4baby, we can arm moms across the country with the key information they need to stay healthy and give their child a healthy start.

You can join the conversation online by following us Twitter @mytext4baby and on Facebook at text4baby.

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