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#TheInformationAge Tool of the Day: Text4Baby

 

 

8.2.14 Text4Baby

 

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) and was created in collaboration withFounding Sponsor Johnson & Johnson, and founding partners Voxiva, The Wireless Foundation, and Grey Healthcare Group (a WPP company).
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. Text STOP to discontinue messages or HELP for help at any time.

 Set Up Free Appointment Reminders with Text4baby

1.        Text REMIND (or CITA for Spanish) to 511411.

2.      Enter appointment date. Enter 7/7/2014 as 07072014.

3.      Enter appointment description with time, place and purpose (ex. 3pm apt w Dr Parker).

4.      Reminder text will be sent three days before and the morning of appointment.

You can set up as many reminders as you need, at any time.

Text4baby is supported and promoted by a public-private partnership of over 1200 health departments, academic institutions, health plans, businesses, and the federal government. Text4baby is the largest national mobile health initiative reaching over 685,000 moms since launch in 2010.
Check out the site here.
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