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SmartMom, Canada's first prenatal education program delivered by text messaging, has launched throughout northern B.C.

SmartMom, which is free of charge to women and their families, texts evidence-based messages to guide women through each week of their pregnancy, ensuring that women receive the right information and resources at the right time.

Messages include:

  • Links to websites
  • Videos on topics like fetal growth and development
  • Options for screening in pregnancy
  • Preparation for labour and delivery

Participants receive three messages per week and may opt for additional messaging for specific concerns, including:

  • Use of tobacco
  • Use of alcohol and illicit drugs
  • Depression
  • Planning a vaginal birth after caesarean delivery
  • Nutritional support and weight management
  • Pregnancy loss
  • First pregnancy after 35 years
  • Exposure to intimate partner violence

Enroll in the program by texting "SmartMom" to 12323 or by visiting SmartMom Canada.

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