Messages from midwives to mothers
The Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) is a new project which will harness the power of mobile technology to deliver vital health information to new and expectant mothers in many low-resource countries around the world.
As part of this project, BabyCenter is creating mobile phone messages for expectant and new mothers. Our plan is to supply important messages and reminders on mobile phones. The messages will cover everything from reminders about the importance seeing your midwife regularly to when it’s time for vital baby vaccinations. Other messages will cover what’s safe in pregnancy and warnings about what is unsafe, as well as advice on what to eat and how to tell if you are in labour.
You can join in by helping us craft these all-important messages! What key pieces of information would you choose to send to a woman in your country? Maybe it would be “talk to your midwife today”, or “don’t forget to take your iron pills”. Or perhaps you would choose something more specific such as “eating pregnancy ‘clay’ is bad for you and your baby”. The challenge is that each message can only be 160 characters. So join us in creating messages for mothers that really work.
Submitting your message is easy. If you are at the ICM Congress in Durban, come along and add your messages to our “message wall” on Stand 46.
Or simply add it to the comments box below. Please also tell us which country the message is intended for.
Thank you so much for your participation. We really value your help.