Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Evidence is In: Texting Helps Teen Moms

by Melissa Garvey, ACNM Writer and Editor

In February, ACNM signed on as an outreach partner with Text4Baby and I posed the question, “Do you expect Text4Baby to make a meaningful difference in the lives of women and their babies?” I found the answer this week on MTV’s 16 and Pregnant. Watch the clip below for an inside look at how Text4Baby is, without a doubt, making a difference.

Text “BABY” to 511411 to sign up for free.


Patty K said...

This is wonderful! We always struggle to find ways that we can help out teen moms and to hear this girl say how helpful it is gives me lots of ideas for other ways texting might help. I'm thinking reminder texts for prenatal appointments, tests, classes, etc. We need to meet them where they are and texting is a great idea!

Elayne said...

Texting is a great way to connect with teens. We are working with a pilot program to prevent teen pregnancy that using a Text-to Talk line where teens can text questions about sex, birth control pregnancy, childbirth, etc to us. Some of the questions are interesting to say the least - but they are asking!