Expectant and New Moms Invited to “Text4Baby”

St. Barnabas Hospital is proud to participate in Text4Baby, a nationally-sponsored program to enhance pregnancy health by sending pregnant women and new mothers informational text messages several times a week.

Text4Baby is available in both English and Spanish. Any pregnant woman can enroll by texting the word “BABY” (for English messages) or “BEBE” (for Spanish messages) to 511411. The program allows you to register via text, including your due date and your ZIP code, and then sends three informational messages a week, geared to your stage of pregnancy.

The messages include information about finding a health care provider, nutritional needs, warnings signs, prevention of birth defects, and infant safety, among other topics. They also provide toll-free numbers to call for additional information on specific subjects, such as where to find prenatal care.