is the first mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health through text messaging. CTIA Wireless Foundation, on behalf of its carrier members, has fostered the program since its inception with donated text messages making the service free to subscribers.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year in the U.S., almost 400,000 babies are born prematurely, many of whom will have long-term health and developmental challenges.
In response to this national public health crisis, CTIA Wireless Foundation entered a public-private partnership in 2010 to support Text4baby, the nation’s first free mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health. In partnership with nonprofit organization ZERO TO THREE and Voxiva, Inc., CTIA Wireless Foundation donates text messaging to the program on behalf of its participating carriers, making this service free to end users.
Learn more at Text4baby.org.