Text4baby

​The National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition supports text4baby, a free mobile text messaging service that provides moms-to-be, new moms and family members with information to help them care for themselves and their baby.

Messages are sent throughout the pregnancy and baby's first year that focus on a variety of topics, such as prenatal care, emotional well-being, labor and delivery, smoking cessation, breastfeeding, and more!

How it works:

Registration is easy and can be done via the enrollment banner below, or from a cell phone by texting the word BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to the number 511411. The user will be asked to enter their due date or baby's birthday and zip code. Once registered, she will start receiving free messages with tips for the pregnancy and caring for the baby.

This service is available to ALL moms-to-be, new mothers, and family members. There is no cost to the user, even if she does not have a text message plan with her mobile service provider.

For more information on the national campaign, go to text4baby; or to find out more on what DHS is doing, contact Mary Rosecky for more information.

Moms, Moms-to-be

Text4baby is completely free. Even if you don’t have a texting plan, or if you have limited texts per month, you will get these messages at no cost!

Text4baby topics include:
  • Doctor visit and appointment reminders for you and your baby
  • Information on health insurance
  • Urgent health alerts
  • Signs and symptoms of labor
  • Nutrition for you and your baby
  • Breastfeeding advice
  • Car seat safety
  • Safe sleep tips
  • Baby's milestones
  • Resource hotlines and websites
  • And more...

Moms-to-be, new moms, and family members who text BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411 receive free text messages every week, timed to the due date or the baby’s birth date. Text STOP to discontinue messages or HELP for assistance at any time.

 

Text 4 Baby logo

Providers

As an outreach partner in this national program, we encourage you to join us in bringing awareness to your patients by telling them about Text4baby!

There are various program materials available in English and Spanish to help spread the word.

Moms-to-be, new moms, and family members who sign up for this service will receive text messages timed to their due date or baby's birth date.

Text4baby topics include:
  • Doctor visit and appointment reminders for mom and the baby
  • Information on health insurance
  • Urgent health alerts
  • Signs and symptoms of labor
  • Nutrition for mothers and babies
  • Breastfeeding advice
  • Car seat safety
  • Safe sleep tips
  • Baby's milestones
  • Resource hotlines and websites
  • And more...

For more information on content and development, click go to text4baby.org

Get involved!

Last Revised: August 23, 2017