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Get Pregnancy and Baby Tips Via Text

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If you're pregnant or have a baby under age 1, you can receive text messages on your cell phone from Text4baby® to help during this time. The information will help you care for your health and give your baby the best possible start in life. These messages include:

  • How to have a healthy pregnancy
  • Tips on child safety, growth and development.

Text4baby is offered to you at no cost from Medica through a partnership with the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition.

To sign up, text BABY to 511411 or BEBE in Spanish. 

You'll receive free text messages on your phone, timed to your due date or baby's date of birth. Messages will start the day after you sign up. You'll receive a daily message for the first six days with key starter information. Then you'll receive three free messages each week. Messages stop when your baby turns 1. To cancel at any time, text STOP to 511411.

There is no charge for text4baby as long as you are subscribed to one of these mobile operator partners:

  • Alltel
  • Assurance Wireless
  • AT&T
  • Boost Mobile
  • Cellular South
  • Cellcom
  • Centennial Cellular
  • Cincinnati Bell
  • Cricket
  • Metro PCS
  • N-Telos
  • Sprint Nextel
  • T-Mobile
  • U.S. Cellular
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Virgin Mobile USA

Need Help?

If you have any problems receiving your messages, text HELP to 511411 for technical assistance or go to for more information.


Text4baby is 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 to help them care for their health and give their babies the best possible start in life. Women who sign up for the services by texting BABY to 511411 or BEBE in Spanish will receive free SMS text messages each week, timed to their due dates or baby's date of birth.

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