What is text4baby?

Text4baby is a free service that provides pregnant women and new moms with free text messages each week on pregnancy and baby care health tips. These messages are timed to a woman's due date or the baby's date of birth.

What topics do the messages cover?

 birth defects prevention      breastfeeding

car seat safety                  developmental milestones

  drugs and alcohol               emotional well being

  exercise and fitness            feedings

  immunizations                    labor and delivery

  mental health                    nutrition

  oral health                        prenatal care

  safe sleep                         stop smoking, and more.

Text4baby messages also connect women to local prenatal and infant care services and other resources.

How do I sign up?

Sign up for the service by texting BABY to 511411 (or BEBE in Spanish) to receive free SMS text messages each week, timed to your due date or baby's date of birth.

How long do I have to subscribe?

Get the messages throughout your pregnancy and up to the baby's first year of life. You can stop receiving text messages anytime by simply texting STOP to 511411.

Am I charged for the text messages?

All messages you receive from text4baby are free.

What are women saying about text4baby?

"I smoked cigarettes until I found out I was pregnant, and I quit for my child. A text like this could help someone who wants to smoke again think about having that cigarette."
mom and text4baby user, Maryland

"It's a lot easier to get a text message. You always have time to read a text message. I have a two-year-old at home. I don't have time to sit down and read a book or go online to research the pregnancy. When you're a new mom, you're clueless on everything, no matter how prepared you think you can be…It's nice to have something there to help you."
mom and text4baby user, Kansas

Text4baby is not to be used as a substitute for prenatal care, infant care, or any other care before, during, or after pregnancy. The information may help women care for their health and give their babies the best possible start in life.

Use links below to sign up for Text4baby now!