Pregnancy tips to your phone from text4baby

Text for Baby

Support is available to pregnant and new moms throughout pregnancy and babyís first year with free messages on topics like prenatal care, baby health, parenting and more.

Text4baby is a national texting campaign, available in English or Spanish, where momís and momís-to-be receive approximately three text messages a week. The text4baby messages are not personalized, but the information in each message is relevant to where momís are in their pregnancy and what their child is going through at particular stages of development.

Text4baby recently created an app to offer moms even more information. The app allows moms to access important, and fun, information that goes beyond the character limits of text messages. You can also look ahead to see what’s coming in your pregnancy and all the way through to your baby’s first birthday. The app works as a companion to the text messages, so when you download the app, you’ll also be signed up for the text messages if you don’t already receive them.

Sign up today

Signing up for text4baby is easy, free and just takes a few minutes.

For the app

Download the app for Apple or Andriod devices.

iTunesGoogle Play

By text

  1. Text the word BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411 from your cell phone.
  2. When prompted, enter your expected due date or baby’s date of birth.
  3. Enter your 5-digit zip code.
  4. You’re done!


Sign up online at

To cancel service, text STOP to 511411, or reply to one of your text4baby messages with the word STOP.
Text4baby Terms and Conditions

What topics are covered in the messages?

Messages cover a range of topics critical to maternal and child health, including:

  • Labor and delivery
  • Nutrition
  • Breastfeeding
  • Safe sleep
  • Prenatal care
  • Infant care
  • Oral health
  • Immunization
  • Mental health
  • Smoking cessation
  • Developmental milestones
  • Exercise
  • Family violence
  • Safety

Story from a text4baby mom

Check out Ivory’s story on how text4baby has helped her know what to expect through her pregnancy and her daughter’s first year.

Text4baby partners in South Carolina

Feel free to view the complete list of our text4baby partners in South Carolina.

Text4baby Partners

For more information

Elizabeth Gibbes
Social Media Coordinator

Tracey McCloud
Maternal and Child Health Bureau/Perinatal Programs