Parents Anonymous® Inc is VERY pleased to announce that starting this week on text4baby – the first free texting service to provide health information to pregnant women and new moms from pregnancy through a baby’s first year , moms-to-be in their 17th week will receive the following empowering message:
“Parenting is an important job. Asking for help is a sign of strength. Call Parents Anonymous for free parenting support and weekly groups 1-855-427-2736” connecting them to our National Parent Helpline® and our nationwide network of evidence-based weekly support groups for these over 150,000 moms to be and moms of young children.
Dr. Lisa Pion-Berlin, President and CEO announced that “This is a vital partnership between two important organizations dedicated to parent leadership and mutual support that results in better outcomes for these moms and their babies in our country!” Also, “Every woman deserves access to information that will help her give her baby the best possible chance at a healthy start in life. It’s partners like Parents Anonymous® Inc that are making it possible for text4baby to deliver health messages to those who need them most,” said Judy Meehan, CEO, National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition.
“As the mother of a teenager, I’m thankful for the support that Parents Anonymous® has given me for the past 14 years. Now I’m very excited to add text4baby to my support system, as we’re expecting a new baby this winter,” adds Heather Thibault, Parent Leader from Plattsburgh NY and chair of the National Parent Leadership Team®, who helped create the text message.
HOW DOES TEXT FOR BABY WORK? Women who sign up for the service by texting BABY to 511411 (or BEBE for Spanish) receive three free SMS text messages each week timed to their due date or baby’s date of birth. YOU DON’T NEED A TEXT MESSAGING SERVICE ON YOUR PHONE TO USE TEXT4BABY!
These messages focus on a variety of topics critical to maternal and child health, including birth defects prevention, immunization, nutrition, seasonal flu, mental health, oral health, safe sleep, and more. Text4baby messages also connect women to prenatal and infant care services and other resources and the links and information are on their website:https://text4baby.org/