text4baby is the first mobile information
service designed to promote maternal and child health through text
messaging. text4baby is a free service of the nonprofit National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB). Women who text BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411
receive three free text messages a week, timed to their due date or
their baby's birth date, through pregnancy and up until the baby’s first
birthday. The messages address topics such as labor signs and symptoms,
prenatal care, urgent alerts, developmental milestones, immunizations,
nutrition, birth defect prevention, safe sleep, safety, and more.
ACNM serves on the Content Council, sharing expertise regarding message content and development. We also do outreach to promote this initiative.