The Craig Fahle Show

Text 4 baby: Lowering the Infant Mortality Rate in Detroit

Monday, August 26, 2013

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“When you consider the lack of access to health information, lack of access to pre natal care, post natal care and the poverty all coupled together creates a perfect storm for people who don’t have access to be prepared to carry a child…to have a successful pregnancy without complications.” - Natasha Robinson

Detroit has one of the highest rates of infant mortality in the United States and Text 4 Baby is a health service that aims to help lower the rate. It's a new mobile health service that is conveying free health and safety information to pregnant women and new moms through text messages. WDET's Martina Guzman spoke to Natasha Robinson from Team Text 4 Baby about the campaign.