What is Text4baby?

Text4baby sends free text messages to pregnant women and new moms with useful tips about having a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. You can receive these messages from early pregnancy through your baby’s first birthday.

Text messages are sent three times a week and are available in English and Spanish.  Topics include nutrition, breastfeeding, baby health and more, and are timed to the mother’s stage of pregnancy and child’s development.

How do I sign up?

Signing up for Text4baby is easy, free and just takes a few minutes!   Women can sign up for Text4baby by texting BABY to 511411 (or BEBE in Spanish) or sign up online at www.Text4baby.org.

All messages are free as long as your service provider is a participating carrier.  The majority of mobile carriers provide this service.  Even if you don’t have a text messaging plan, you can receive Text4baby messages for free.

To stop receiving texts from the Text4baby service, simply text the word STOP to 511411 or reply to one of the Text4baby messages with the word STOP.

Set up free appointment reminders with Text4baby

  1. Text REMIND (or CITA for Spanish) to 511411.
  2. Enter appointment date.  (For example, enter July 7, 2014 as 07072014.)
  3. Enter appointment description with time, place, and purpose.  (For example, enter 3 p.m. prenatal appt. at Dr. Parker’s office.)
  4. Reminder text messages will be sent three days before and the morning of your appointment.

You can set up as many reminders as you need, at any time.


Text4baby PSAs - Baby to Belly

Text4baby PSAs - Baby Pictures

This information is provided by MassHealth.