If you are a new mom, or a mom-to-be in the US, visit the CDC's Parent Portal home page to learn how you can sign up for Text4baby, a free mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health. An educational program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB), Text4baby provides pregnant women and new moms with information they need to take care of their health and give their babies the best possible start in life.
You can sign up for the service by texting BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411. You will receive free SMS text messages each week, timed to your due date or your baby's date of birth.
Text4baby is made possible through a broad, public-private partnership that includes government, corporations, academic institutions, professional associations, tribal agencies and non-profit organizations.