Text4baby

Text4baby, the largest mobile health initiative in the nation, uses the power of cell phone technology to share important health and safety information with expectant women and new mothers, and their partners or loved ones. Sign up today!

There’s a lot to remember when you’re pregnant or a new mom—like which medications to avoid during pregnancy and when your baby needs vaccinations. Text4baby, the largest mobile health initiative in the nation, uses the power of cell phone technology to share important health and safety information with expectant women and new mothers, and their partners or loved ones.

Thank you, Text4baby, for giving our family access to information we might not have known like hotline phone numbers! We look forward to our texts every week describing new milestones and friendly advice!

Gabrielle D.

Participants receive customized health information, safety tips, and appointment reminders through text messages—timed to the user’s due date or baby’s birthdate—at no charge. Participants sign up by texting BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411 and receive at least three free text messages a week containing information reviewed by leading national medical organizations and federal partners. Participants who also download the free Text4baby app receive more in-depth information each week.

[Text4baby] has brought tears to my eyes because you may not hear from close friends or family until the day baby is born, but Text4baby messages let me know that someone cares. What I’ve gained through Text4Baby is a friend, an adviser and a service that is so priceless.

Victoria T.

Text4baby is data-driven, and our research and evaluation demonstrate very positive experiences with the service and evidence of knowledge and behavior change among participants.

Text message topics include

  • What to expect for labor
  • Mom and baby doctor visit and appointment reminders
  • Healthy eating for mom and baby
  • Safe sleep and travel
  • Urgent news
  • Health insurance information
  • Resource hotlines and websites

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