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Text4Baby helps expectant moms

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.

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