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Columbia, SC (WLTX) -If you are a new mom or expectant mom, the information you need to make sure your baby is healthy and happy is literally right at your finger tips.

Text4baby is the nation's only free mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health through text messaging.Monday, local elected officials, as well as health care experts and parents, helped launch the program in the Columbia area.

Since its launch in 2010, more than 583,000 users have enrolled in text4baby nationally.

You can sign up by texting BABY - or BEBE for Spanish - to 511411 and entering your due date or your child's birthday.
Currently, South Carolina has the 11th highest rate of infant mortality among all states.