text4baby

  • Your baby has you. You have Text4baby.

    Your baby has you.
    You have Text4baby.

    FREE text messages to keep you & your baby healthy

    Join the hundreds of thousands of moms who receive free text messages throughout their pregnancy and their baby’s first year.

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  • Expecting a baby?

    Expecting a baby?

    FREE text messages to help keep you & your baby healthy

    Get critical health tips timed to where you are in your pregnancy when you sign up for Text4baby.

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  • Have a baby under one?

    Have a baby under one?

    Get FREE text messages to help keep you & your baby healthy

    With Text4baby, you’ll get critical health and safety tips timed to your baby’s age up until baby’s first birthday.

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  • Introducing the Free Text4baby App!

    Introducing the Free Text4baby App!

     

    The free Text4baby app makes it even easier for you to get more critical health and safety information. 

     

    More info

  • Text4baby joins with Too Small to Fail and Sesame Street

    New Partnership! 

     

     

    Text4baby joined Too Small to

    Fail and Sesame Street to

    launch the first national text-to-

    parents program supporting

    early language development.

    Read more here. ​

  • States Compete in the 2015 Text4baby State Enrollment Contest

    States Compete in the 2015 Text4baby State Enrollment Contest

    The contest launched on May 10th and will run through October 17th

    Help your state connect more expectant mothers and mothers of infants to critical health and safety information by promoting Text4baby. Sign up for Text4baby Tuesday to receive updates on weekly winners of the Contest and creative outreach strategies.

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Text4baby Tips

  • Tips1

    Even if U feel great, a pregnant woman needs checkups with a Dr./midwife (CNM/CM). For help with costs, call 800-311-2229.

  • Tips2

    Don't start a new medicine or stop your current medicine unless your Dr. tells U to. Info on over-the-counter & prescription medicine: 866-626-6847.

  • Tips3

    Some women may spot or bleed in early pregnancy. If you have any bleeding, it's always best to call your doctor or midwife (CNM/CM).

  • Tips4

    Running to the bathroom a lot? It’s normal. But if your urine smells bad, has blood, or if it hurts when you go, you could have a UTI. Call the Dr.

  • Tips5

    Women who smoke have a higher risk of losing their baby or having a child with breathing & learning problems. Call 800-784-8669 for info on quitting.

  • Tips6

    Your baby is growing a lot! Baby is now the size of a lime & can open its mouth & move its tiny hands.

  • Tips7

    A pregnant woman only needs about 300 extra calories each day. A 300 calorie snack is 1 cup of low-fat milk with 1 banana & 1 egg.

  • Tips8

    Here’s another reason for you to get the flu shot. It helps protect your baby from flu after birth for 6 months. Questions? Call CDC at 800-232-4636.

  • Tips9

    Get a crib to keep your baby safe while he sleeps. The safest way for baby to sleep is on his back in a crib near your bed (within arm's reach).

  • Tips10

    If you have any bleeding during the 2nd or 3rd trimester, call your doctor or midwife (CNM/CM) right away.

  • Tips11

    If you have any signs of preterm labor--cramps, belly tightening, low back pain, bleeding, or watery, pink/brown discharge--call your Dr. right away.

  • Tips12

    If you eat deli meat & hot dogs, cook them until they’re steaming hot. Heating can kill germs that could harm you or your baby.

  • Tips13

    Can’t sleep? Lie on your side. Put pillows between your knees, under your belly and behind your back. This should give you extra support.

  • Tips14

    A seat belt protects you & your baby. Shoulder belt goes between your breasts & lap strap goes under your belly (not on or above). Wear it every time.

  • Tips15

    Counting down the days until your due date? These last weeks are worth the wait -- your baby’s brain and organs are still developing.

  • Tips16

    It's time for baby's 1-month Dr.'s visit. Your baby had blood tests right after she was born. At this visit, ask your Dr. for the results. 

  • Tips17

    When you have contractions, your belly tightens & feels like a menstrual cramp that gets stronger & stronger. Think you're in labor? Call your doctor!

  • Tips18

    Are you breastfeeding, Mom? Great job! Breast milk is the best food for your baby. Questions? Call the National Breastfeeding Helpline at 800-994-9662.

  • Tips19

    Not sure if your car seat is installed right? Get it inspected. Department of Transportation can help. Call 888-327-4236 for locations near you.

  • Tips20

    If you’re anxious, depressed or feeling hopeless & don’t know where to turn, call Postpartum Support Int’l at 800-944-4773 for help & support.

  • Tips21

    Holding, talking, reading & singing to your baby help her learn. Soon your baby will coo, babble, hum & laugh back!

  • Tips22

    Breaking news! The American Academy of Pediatrics announced new car seat guidelines. Kids should now ride in rear-facing car safety seats until AGE 2.

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