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Get Free Parenting Tips With text4baby

The state of Tennessee is excited to be a partner committed to promoting text4baby, the first mobile information service just for new moms and mothers-to-be. Once you sign up, you’ll receive three free text messages a week with helpful tips and information timed to your baby’s due date or birthday.

Your free text4baby messages will talk about important topics including labor signs and symptoms, prenatal care, breastfeeding, immunizations, nutrition, birth defect prevention, safe sleep, other safety tips, and much more.

Sign up for text4baby! It’s easy and takes just a few minutes:

1. Grab your cellphone and text the word "BABY" to the number 511411. If you'd like to get the messages in Spanish, text "BEBE" to 511411.

2. When prompted, enter your expected due date or baby's date of birth.

3. Enter your ZIP code.

4. You're done! Now you will get three messages a week until your baby turns 1, timed to how far along you are in your pregnancy or how old your baby is. Sometimes we send alerts, so on certain weeks you may get an extra message.

5. If at any time you want to cancel service, just text STOP to 511411 (or reply to one of your text4baby messages with the word STOP).

You can also sign up online.

text4baby has reached more than half a million moms since 2010, thanks to our founding partners and the support of over 950 health departments, schools, health plans, businesses and the U.S. government.