Text Messaging Good For Mothers-To-Be

Posted on February 7, 2010

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Text messaging has again been identified as effective in delivering wellness tips, this time to pregnant women.

A free health education program in the USA is making it possible to deliver health teaching through text messaging. Topics will include nutrition, immunization, prevention of birth defects and more.

Mothers will receive weekly messages by texting “BABY” to 511411. Until the end of the first year of life.

The program organizers are expecting to reduce risk factors such as poor nutrition, excessive stress, smoking and alcohol use from their lifestyles.

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