Large public programs are rarely in the news for exceeding expectations, but here’s one that has become wildly popular and generally well-received across the board. Text4baby.org is a helpful program designed to promote maternal and child health. Registration is easy and can be completed online or from a cell phone. Simply text the word BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411, enter your baby’s due date or your baby’s birthday and your zip code.
After registering, mothers receive free messages with tips for their pregnancy and caring for their baby. You can even update your due date if it changes and stop receiving messages at any time.
Click here to read an editorial article from the NYT and click here to visit the Text4baby website. If you’re expecting a new baby, be sure to visit your dentist for a thorough checkup and cleaning. Mothers with healthy mouths, teeth and gums are less likely to experience a risky tooth or gum infection during pregnancy