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Assistance for you and baby. Capital Area Health Network has partnered with Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies in the text4baby program. This program assists pregnant and/or new moms by providing vital information throughout their babies’ first year of life. Text messages will be received three (3) times per week (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays) on topic areas critical to maternal and infant health, including:


Health Care Access Flu
Immunization Breastfeeding
Nutrition Mental Health
Prenatal Care Car Seat Safety
Drugs and Alcohol Safe Sleep
Emotional Well-being Oral Health
Smoking Cessation Pregnancy symptoms and warnings
Labor and Delivery Exercise
Feeding Development Milestones
Family Violence


Text4baby is available to anyone who has a cell plan with one of the participating carriers (excludes tracfone and Safelink).

Text4baby will work on pre-paid phones on any of the participating networks. If your carrier is NOT participating in text4baby, the messages are blocked (will not be charged).

If texting capabilities are turned OFF on a phone, you will not be able to send or receive messages and should call your carrier to have the service turned ON.

Messages are available in English and Spanish.-

Sign Up

To sign up for text4baby, simply text the word BABY to 511411 or envia BEBE al 511411. You can also go to to sign up. For additional information or assistance with signing up, please contact Denean Anderson, (804) 525-1816.

Cost- text4baby is free of cost for all moms that are enrolled in the text4baby program.

You will receive a text message before your baby’s due date asking if there are any updates regarding your baby’s due date. The purpose of this text message is to ensure that you will continue to receive infant updates via text messages.

Privacy & Security
All user data is encrypted and stored on HIPAA-compliant secure servers. Information is not shared with any third parties.

If you decide you no longer want to receive the text messages, text STOP to quit service, explanations are not required. You can also text HELP for technical assistance.

Care for your new baby
Capital Area Health Network provides pediatric care. Please call (804) 780-0840 to schedule an appointment.