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DHS Partners with Text4baby

Text4babyDHS has partnered with text4baby – the first national texting service to provide free health information to pregnant women and new moms.

Text4baby sends subscribers approximately three text messages each week. Texts are customized based on a woman’s due date or her baby’s date of birth, and focus on a variety of topics important to the health of the mom and her baby: immunization, nutrition, seasonal flu, mental health, birth defects prevention, oral health, safe sleep and more. Text4baby also connects women to health services by including national hotline phone numbers within the messages. 

“At DHS we are always seeking new ways to support people through all of life’s stages,” said Karen Blumen, Deputy Director of the Office of Community Relations (OCR). “Serving as a community partner with text4baby provides us with an innovative way to share valuable health information with new and expectant mothers.”

OCR has a variety of promotional materials available for providers who are interested in sharing the program with their consumers. To learn more about available materials, please contact Nakia Beasley, Text4baby Coordinator, at nakia.beasley@alleghenycounty.us or 412-350-5482.

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