Dec 172010
AT&T Supports Text4baby Through Free Text Messaging

Text4baby, a mobile service that provides free text messages with timely health information to women from early pregnancy through their babies’ first year, recently announced that more than 100,000 participants have now registered to receive the services’ weekly texts. A program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB), text4baby
has sent millions of text messages to pregnant and new mothers, providing them with information to give their babies the best possible
start in life.

AT&T* joins CTIA — the Wireless Association — and other wireless carriers and device manufacturers in the initiative.

To opt-in to text4baby, expectant family members can text BABY (for English-language tips) or BEBE (for Spanish-language tips) to 511411. The messages focus on a variety of topics critical to maternal and child health, including birth defect prevention, immunization, nutrition, seasonal flu, mental health, oral health and safe sleep. Text4baby text messages also connect women to prenatal and infant care services and other resources. Those who opt-in to receive these text messages will not incur any charges.

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– Thanks to AT&T and NVRC, Fairfax

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