The other day my amiga made a comment to me about how addicted I am to social media. Did I deny it? No way. Social media is an amazing tool that creates opportunities, connects people, and spreads good and valuable information for their use. There are a plethora of ways social media is used for good but today I’ll share this very special one.
Having a baby can be really scary especially if you’re a first time mom. Most moms-to-be don’t have the knowledge or medical advice they can trust that is available and trustworthy. Johnson & Johnson changed that when they launched an amazing tool called Text4baby is a way new moms around the world can text questions about pregnancy and other motherhood questions. For new moms, this tool can be critical. Text4baby. Text4baby allows a cell phone user to receive text messages three times a week on topics like what to expect when expecting, check-ups, and milestones baby should reach.
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How Text4baby works:
Registration is easy and can be done online here or from your cell phone. Use your cell phone to text the word BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to the number 511411. You’ll be asked to enter your baby’s due date or your baby’s birthday and your zip code. Once registered, you will start receiving free messages with tips for your pregnancy or caring for your baby.
These messages are timed to your due date or your baby’s birth date. If you are pregnant and your due date changes, text UPDATE to 511411 to enter your new due date. Once you have your baby, be sure to text in UPDATE with your baby’s birthday so you keep getting messages through baby’s first year.
If you want to stop receiving messages from text4baby, text STOP to 511411. To start receiving the messages again, you will have to enroll again by sending BABY to 511411 (BEBE to 511411 for Spanish messages).
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About the Million Moms Challenge:
The @AMillionMoms Challenge linking 1 million Americans with 1 million moms around the world to connect on critical health issues. Join the movement & we will donate $100,000 for the first 100K moms.
Johnson & Johnson is donating $100,000 for the first 100K moms who join A Million Moms Challenge!
Disclosure: This was a sponsored gig as part of the LATISM campaign to promote using social media and mobile to do good. All opinions, ideas, and comments are my own.