Text4baby

Institute for Health & Recovery (IHR) Update: Text4Baby

Karen Welling (karenwelling@healthrecovery.org) and Karen Gould (karengould@healthrecovery.org ) of the IHR want to make sure EI providers know about a resource that may be helpful for some of your families: text4baby. According to the CDC website (www.cdc.gov/women/text4baby), “Text4baby is a free cell phone text messaging service for pregnant women and new moms. Text messages are sent three times a week with information on how to have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. The text messages are timed to the pregnant woman’s due date or the baby’s date of birth.
The free text messages provide tips on subjects including breastfeeding, car seat safety, developmental milestones, emotional well-being, exercise and fitness, immunizations, labor and delivery, nutrition, prenatal care, safe sleep, and stop smoking. The text messages also provide 1-800 numbers and other resources to learn more.” Texts can be provided in English or Spanish. Learn more at the CDC website or www.text4baby.org.