PRC to partner with Text4baby
Health information for pregnant women and new moms
by Pregnancy Resource Center
September 29, 2011
The Pregnancy Resource Center announced that it has partnered with Text4baby – the first free texting service to provide health information to pregnant women and new moms from pregnancy through a baby’s first year.
"Every woman deserves access to information that will help give her baby a healthy start in life," said Judy Meehan, CEO, National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition. "It’s partners like the PRC that are making it possible for Text4baby to deliver health messages to those who need them the most."
Women who sign up for the service by texting BABY to 511411 (or BEBE for Spanish) will receive three SMS text messages each week timed to the baby’s expected due date. These messages focus on a variety of topics including birth defects prevention, immunization, nutrition, oral health, safe sleep practices, and more. Text4baby messages also connect women to infant care services and other resources.
"We will be distributing information about Text4Baby to all our clients; however, this service is available to all women free of charge," said Melissa Andersen, Executive Director, Pregnancy Resource Center. "We feel this is a fresh new way to keep moms informed and educated."
Text4baby is made possible through a broad, public-private partnership that includes government, corporations, academic institutions, professional associations, and non-profit organizations. Founding partners include National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, Voxiva, CTIA – The Wireless Foundation, and Johnson and Johnson.
For more information about Text4baby, call the PRC office at 367-7077 or visit www.text4baby.org.