|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
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.
– Thanks to AT&T and NVRC, Fairfax
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