Expecting a Baby? CCHD Recommends Text4Baby, a FREE Informational Text Message Service for Expecting Moms

Are You Planning a Pregnancy, Currently Pregnant, or Know Someone Who Is? Central Connecticut Health District Recommends Text4Baby a FREE App for Expecting & New Moms

Central Connecticut Health District is highlighting a free service for new and expecting moms. Women who text BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411 receive free informational text messages three times per week, timed to their due date or their baby's birth date, through pregnancy and up until the baby's first birthday. Text4baby sends messages with trusted information developed by experts from around the country directly to participants. There is also an app that provides additional information about baby's development, pregnancy, childcare tips, and more.

Text4baby topics include:

·         Nutrition for you and your baby

·         Safe sleep tips

·         Baby's milestones

·         Signs and symptoms of labor

·         Doctor visit and appointment reminders for you and your baby

·         Breastfeeding advice

·         Car seat safety

·         Information on health insurance

·         Urgent health alerts

·         Resource hotlines and websites

For more information, check out www.text4baby.org

Text4baby is a free service provided by Wellpass. The text messages are sent for free thanks to the CTIA Wireless Foundation and participating mobile phone companies: Alltell, Assurance Wireless, AT&T, Bluegrass Cellular, Boost Mobile,Cellcom, Cincinnati Bell, Cricket, MetroPCS, n-Telos, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Verizon Wireless, and Virgin Mobile USA. 

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Central Connecticut Health District (CCHD) is the local health department serving the towns of Berlin, Newington, Rocky Hill, and Wethersfield. The district was formed in June 1996 with the towns of Rocky Hill and Wethersfield. Berlin joined the District in 1998, followed by Newington in 2006. CCHD is overseen by a twelve-member Board of Health and functions as an independent entity of government. CCHD underwent centralization in 2019 and is currently located in Rocky Hill.