Text4Baby helps expectant moms - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Text4Baby helps expectant moms

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Smack down on Cancer at the State Theater

    Smack down on Cancer at the State Theater

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:54:50 GMT
    Wrestlers from all over Georgia and Florida were in town for the Smack Down on Cancer Event at the state theater. More >>
    Wrestlers from all over Georgia and Florida were in town for the Smack Down on Cancer Event at the state theater. More >>
  • Americus student honored in statewide design contest

    Americus student honored in statewide design contest

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:59:05 GMT
    Indira Zelaya, a fourth grader from Sarah Cobb Elementary School in Americus, was honored in Atlanta recently for her artwork supporting Georgia's manufacturing industry.  She was nominated by South GeorgiaMore >>
    Indira Zelaya, a fourth grader from Sarah Cobb Elementary School in Americus, was honored in Atlanta recently for her artwork supporting Georgia's manufacturing industry.  She was nominated by South Georgia Technical College.More >>
  • Swimming pool destroyed after storm

    Swimming pool destroyed after storm

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:32:11 GMT
    An Albany man arrived home to find his pool completely destroyed. He's not sure what happened, but the wall caved in and the concrete cracked. He says he's had the siding redone several times.More >>
    An Albany man arrived home to find his pool completely destroyed. He's not sure what happened, but the wall caved in and the concrete cracked. More >>

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Expectant moms and new mothers can get free advice and health information right on their cell phones. The Southwest Health district is promoting an initiative called Text4Baby.

 Pregnant women or new mothers can sign up and receive health information about their pregnancy or about childcare through their child's first year on their cell phones.

Not all expectant mom's in Southwest Georgia get the vital prenatal care they need. District Health Director Dr. Jacqueline Grant, says the text messages will help mother's take care of their health and give their babies the best possible start in life. 

"We are more in a digital age, especially with young mothers and mostly everybody has cell phones, so this is a great way to just get some information and get it straight to the source," said Dr. Grant. "I just think it's a wonderful program."

To sign up, just text the word BABY to 511411. Participants will receive about three messages a week, and almost all cell phone providers have waived charges and providing the service free of charge. You can also register online.

©2010 WALB News. All rights reserved.   Feedback

Powered by WorldNow