Lately it feels like everyone around me is either pregnant or just delivered a baby. I won’t lie it really gives me the preggo and newborn blues.
I loved being pregnant. However, it was challenging to understand what my body had gone through and what my baby was going through. I know now I did right by reading and asking questions to my on call nurses and doctors, which is why I am an advocate of resources for pregnancy and parenting.
I’ve always been the one to give out pregnancy and milestone books at baby showers. As a mother of 2, it gets pretty hard to balance such a life. I can’t imagine how it would be to add a newborn to the family.
I believe the resources for expecting women and new parents are a bit limited in some communities let alone the on call aid. Having access to a nurse on call like I did was a luxury but still a very needed resource.
Social Media is quickly growing, though the platforms change, two things remains constant the need for information and CELL PHONES!
That is why I believe in programs such as TEXT4BABY.
Text4baby allows us to receive text messages 3 times a week on topics like what to expect and what to do for the baby, when the baby’s next check up should be scheduled, and the type of things baby should be able to do now. This service is available during pregnancy and for a year after.
Text4baby is a perfect example of Social Media and Mobile Technology being used for good.
I know this is a lifesaver to some of my friends and it also creates a way for both parents to be involved. Had this service been around when I was pregnant the hubs would have definitely subscribed. He also would have been the one to remind me if I got to busy about what messages he received the same way he did when he read a new chapter in our books.
For more information about TEXT4BABY visit: http://www.text4baby.org/
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