ideas, innovations and apps for social work in the age of smartphones and social media
When I was pregnant, I alternated between information overload and total denial. It was easy to feel overwhelmed by what was happening in my body and all my responsibilities in that process. Then there was the blur of that first year with an infant, and adding more children.
I frequently fell behind on vaccine and check-up schedules for my kids and forgetful about milestones. Not to mention losing track of the schedules for my subsequent pregnancies.
To help more pregnant women and new moms get information about caring for their health and giving their babies the best possible start in life, the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB) launched text4baby, the first free health text messaging service in the U.S.. Text4baby provides accurate, concise health information and resources using a channel moms know and use. More than 85 percent of Americans own a cell phone and 72 percent of cell users send or receive text messages.