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Pregnant women and new moms have a lot to remember! Text4baby makes it easy to get important information; and it’s free. Women who text BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411 receive free 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 personalized messages directly to you. And the texts have trusted information developed by experts from all over the country. 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
- And much more!
Text4baby is a free service provided by Wellpass. The text messages are sent for free thanks to the CTIA Wireless Foundation.
Powered by the nurses of AWHONN (Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses), the Health4Mom website is nurse-expert-authored health and wellness advice, from preconception and pregnancy to labor, birth and parenting. More than 1.2 million women a year receive the quarterly magazine, read the free online magazine flipbook, and gain practical advice and information from nurses.
HealthyChildren.org is the only parenting website backed by 67,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
Whether you’re looking for general information related to child health or for more specific guidance on parenting issues, you’ve come to the right place. Here, you’ll find information regarding the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) many programs and activities, our policies and guidelines, our publications and other child health resources, as well as much, much more. Best of all, you can rest assured that the information comes from the nation’s leading child health experts and that we have scientific research supporting our recommendations.
March of Dimes
March of Dimes fights for the health of all moms and babies. We advocate for policies to protect them. We work to radically improve the health care they receive.
We’re pioneering research to find solutions while empowering families with the knowledge and tools to have healthier pregnancies.
For 80 years, March of Dimes has helped millions of babies survive and thrive. Now we’re building on that legacy to level the playing field for all moms and babies, no matter their age, socio-economic background or demographics.
We support moms throughout their pregnancy, even when everything doesn’t go according to plan. We advocate for policies that prioritize their health. We support radical improvements to the care they receive. And we pioneer research to find solutions to the biggest health threats to moms and babies.
Every mom and baby deserves the best possible start. But hundreds of thousands of families all across the country are impacted by preterm birth, a NICU stay or loss. Find a supportive online environment that’s just right for you. With trusted information and advice, helpful resources, and caring people who want to connect.
La Leche League International
La Leche League International is a worldwide educational, non–sectarian, not-for-profit, volunteer- based organization. We provide breastfeeding information and support to those who want to breastfeed their infants. Our mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed. We do this by providing mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education. We believe in promoting a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important part of the healthy development of baby and mother.
Vermont Parent’s Home Companion
Vermont Parents’ Home Companion & Resource Directory (VPHC) is a parenting guide to child development. It features golden tips for everyday problems and a complete list of local and statewide and national resources for children and families by each county in Vermont.
The Vermont 2-1-1 database contains detailed descriptions of programs and services available to Vermonters that are provided by local community groups, social service and health-related agencies, government organizations, and others. We’re always adding new resources to our database. At last count Vermont 2-1-1 contains 1,010 agencies that provide 10,031 services across 2,941 programs. Resource specialists gather information by regularly attending community meetings throughout the state. We also contact agencies directly to complete a formal annual update process.