New text scheme for mums-to-be
A Birmingham hospital group decided to start a program which gives pregnant teens support through text messaging. That’s what I call a malleable medical system. Changing circumstances, new approaches.
Heartlands and Solihull Hospitals send out SMS reminders for ante-natal classes, parent groups and even what symptoms should be expected at different stages, like the baby kicking or morning sickness. Within the first 18 months, 360 of the 370 teenagers from the maternity wards agreed to receive texts, and nearly half of them turned up to parenting classes.