U.S. GOV’T, BIG COMPANIES BACK TEXT4BABY _ Ahhh, pregnancy. Those 40 weeks of nurturing and growing that little one inside of you. Especially for first-time moms, those weeks are filled with highs, lows, and middles of every emotion. All of the uncertainty, the uneasiness of what’s happening to your body combined with amazing happiness. Now imagine you had someone texting you all of the time, with hints, advice, tidbits. No, it’s not you mother-in-law. It’s text4baby. It is a service that sends you info on labor, your emotional needs, prenatal health, breastfeeding. You name it, they got it and will send you a text every week.
… There are some heavy hitters behind text4baby — the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the folks at Johnson & Johnson and the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, as well as a slew of public and private partners. And it’s pretty simple — you can text BABY to 511411 or go to their website and register. You give your due date or your baby’s birthday and they send appropriate info for you.