“SmartMom Canada is a prenatal text messaging program, which texts important information to pregnant women about healthy pregnancy and birth timed to their stage of pregnancy. It is delivered free of charge.” Description from their Indiegogo Campaign
The program is being developed by Dr. Patricia Janssen and the Optimal Birth British Columbia team through the University of British Columbia School of Population and Public Health and the Child and Family Research Institute. They have the support of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada and for the first time in the history of mobile health in Canada, our technology and wireless carrier partners will provide the software at cost and send all the text messages for free!
The SmartMom Canada prenatal text messaging program is an easy to access, free resource that will benefit pregnant women across Canada, giving them the chance to make informed decisions regarding their care throughout pregnancy and the birth of their baby.
To make this program happen, they need to raise $100,000.00 by May 14, 2014. As of April 22nd, they are only at 3% of their goal and with only 23 days left until the end of their campaign they need supportive people to come forward and donate their spare change to this cause, the cause to support mothers in having healthy pregnancies and births in Canada.
For more information please visit https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/smartmom-canada#home or their Facebook Page here.