WASHINGTON, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Moms do it all, but the most important thing for any mother is to keep themselves and their family healthy. In order to navigate the huge amount of information available on pregnancy and infants, moms can use some guidance. In honor of Mother's Day and National Women's Health Week, text4baby and mom ambassadors are highlighting the free service to help moms get important information that leads to better health.
If you're pregnant or have a baby under age one, text BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411 to receive FREE text messages about health and safety from text4baby. You'll receive three personalized text messages each week throughout pregnancy and up until baby's first birthday. Information includes labor signs and symptoms, prenatal care, urgent alerts, developmental milestones, immunizations, nutrition, birth defects prevention, safe sleep, safety, and more.
Dr. J. Nwando Olayiwola is one text4baby mom who juggles family life and being a doctor. She spends so much time caring for her children and patients, that it can become easy to forget her own health. While pregnant with her second child, Dr. Olayiwola signed up for text4baby and received customized messages that helped her make healthy choices for herself and her baby.
"Even though I'm a physician, I'm also a busy mom who appreciates getting brief updates and reminders sent to me, especially through the convenience of my cell phone," said Dr. Olayiwola. "The best part of text4baby is that the messages are not only relevant, but they are supportive and accurate!
Moms who use text4baby are equipped with the health knowledge they need to feel more confident and to give their babies the best possible start in life. Text4baby just launched Team Text4baby, a new campaign to empower text4baby moms to help other moms make healthy choices during pregnancy and baby's first year. To join Team Text4baby, visit www.text4baby.org or text4baby's Facebook page.
Text4baby is a free service of the nonprofit National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition. Johnson & Johnson is the founding sponsor and CTIA-The Wireless Foundation is a founding partner.
SOURCE National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition