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Text4baby is a free service that provides text messages with critical health and safety tips for each stage of your pregnancy and newborn baby until your baby’s first birthday. You’ll receive support and important information about pregnancy and infant care to help keep you and your baby healthy.

Sound too good to be true? It’s not! Thanks to the support of CTIA – The Wireless Foundation and participating cell phone companies, all the messages from text4baby are free! Even if you don’t have a text messaging plan, you can still get these messages for free. If you have limited texting per month, text4baby won’t take away from your total amount of messages. 

Text the word BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411 to receive three free text messages a week, timed to your due date or your baby’s birth date -- through your baby’s first birthday. For more info visit Text STOP to discontine messages or HELP for help. 

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For Health Care Providers

Text4baby is a free service that sends your patients free text messages providing timely health and safety education about their current stage of pregnancy or their infant’s age. Messages are timed to be delivered during their pregnancy, through their baby’s first year. Message content has been developed in cooperation with multiple government health agencies and professional organizations. Most wireless carriers have agreed to waive text message fees for their clients to receive txt4baby text messages. 

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Support of txt4baby is an outreach effort that includes our community partners:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • CalOptima
  • Children and Families Commission Orange County
  • MOMS Orange County