Text4Baby provides free information to moms, launches competition among states to enroll the most women

Pregnancy and infant information can be at a mother’s fingertips — literally — if they sign up for Text4Baby.

Launched in February 2010, Text4Baby texts weekly tips and helpful information on topics like labor and delivery, nutrition, safety and more to over 190,000 expecting and new moms. And they are looking for more participants; The program is two months into a five-month competition among states to enroll the highest number of new users into the free program.

Women can text BABY to 511411 (or BEBE for updates in Spanish) to receive weekly updates and tips based on their stage of pregnancy or age of their baby. They will be asked to enter the baby’s due date or birthday and their zip code. The service is completely free and an initiative of the National Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition.

The goal of the text4baby State Enrollment Contest is to reach twice as many users through healthy competition among states.

The top three states that have enrolled the most users in text4baby between May 10 and October 20 will be announced at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in Washington, DC and will receive a sponsored luncheon/press event for text4baby partners in that state.

The Healthy Start Coalition is an official partner of the Text4Baby campaign. For free promotional materials in the greater Jacksonville area, please call 904.723.5422 x113.