Monday, March 07, 2011

text4baby

Here's a flat world approach to parent education.

Babycenter.com, too.

19 comments:

Cecily said...

That article was... very different. The issue that it seems like will arise is that I think most people are too proud to take advice from an impersonal agency (regardless of their attempts to make the texts seem like they're from friends). It is a very odd idea I'm tempted to call the idea quixotic.

Michael said...

Whatever happened to personalized care? I hate the idea that people are too lazy to go see a doctor in person, and would have to resort to texting an automated service on what to do with their pregnancies. This type of program would suggest that America is definitely struggling with the ambition gap.

December said...

I totally agree with Michael on this one. What is this world coming too?

mkschmack said...

Soon we will have in home service, where I guess they will look after your baby for you, and all you'll have to do is sit there. Although this is extremely lazy, I still see this as a handy tool, I'm guessing that they just won't do this for advice, they will also go see a doctor.

morgan said...

I agree that this program suggests we are struggling with the ambition gap and this shows just how lazy Americans have become. However, I also beleive that this could be a useful tool for some people

Kristie said...

I guess I am the only one who thinks this is a great idea. Being a mother of several children it seems like the last person you think about is yourself whether you are pregnant or not. I think having little reminders or boosts everyday is terrific. I don't consider a person lazy by participating in this at all. Of course the person would still need to visit their physician. This is just an extra bonus because I never had time to look things up on the internet when I was chasing little ones around the house, working, coaching, etc.

Diana.Blizzard said...

I think that this is a cute idea. Every bit of information is very valuable when a woman is pregnant. Reminders and tips are helpful as well. So I think it's nice to have an "invention" so to speak, like this one.

natali_amador24 said...

Teen mothers would benefit from this. Everyone knows that teenagers are always on their phone and don't always take all the necessary precautions needed for many things. With an extra useful text message, they probably will.

taryn said...

This article was quite interesting. I know technology is a huge part of our society today but I think we are taking it to far by having this program.

Maggie said...

In my personal opinion i think this is a bad idea do to the fact that technology cant cure a baby. I think that women whom are pregnant need to be seeing a doctor on a regular basis to make sure the infant is not going to have future problems. I believe some information after the baby is born good, but not while the mother is pregnant. This is another way why Americas are lazy.

Gaganjit Khinda said...

This really shows that americans are becoming lazy and they are struggling with the ambition gap. But i also think that it will help mothers with many kids. It will be really helpful to them in taking care of their kids.

freakomania10 said...

I think this is awesome. I dont think that its mothers being lazy and I dont think that its them choosing a text over a doctor. I am confident that if there was something seriously wrong with a child, they would go to a professional. But I'm sure there are many people that will find it helpful to have general reminders throughout the week. Things get crazy and people forget things- even when those things are something as important as prenatal care or whatever, so why not take every precaution possible?!

Carmen E Johnson said...

I think that this is a good idea. Being a father, I can appreciate what this program does. With all the things parents have to go through before and after birth....a reminder here and there would not hurt. This type of program can work in many different fields like people attending college, and helpful reminders on how to study or "this will help you in your studying English type of messages could possibly enhance ones learning.

lily said...

I think it is important to remember that the purpose of text4baby is not to necessarily "automize" prenatal care. It is about reminding mothers who don't understand fully what they need to be doing. Ultimately, it is helping inform the ignorant. I can't imagine a thirty year old pregnant woman of the upper class getting text messages about how to care for their baby. This is about getting the right information to everybody else, and I'm sure the women who need text4baby, and use it, really do appreciate it.

Chandler said...

I feel that this article opens readers eyes to the fact that pregnant women need information. I also think that this says alot about how we educate people in schools. I dont think its fair to not teach students, male or female, about information on pregance and when to go to doctors appointment. Yes, this information is out there. But, are we making it accessible for teens or adults.

Swayze said...

And we wonder why there are so many lazy Americans and why the world is becoming flat! Are you kidding...this just shows the laziness of people...come on can we not do things in person anymore without all of the digitization. Let's close the ambition gap by getting motivated to find information we need...not automatically have it sent to our phone whether it is pertinent info we want or need.

Tanner said...

Well since the world is becoming digitized any ways why not have a text4baby. Mothers can get advice by looking at their phone instead of going to parenting classes and doctors i think its an ok system. But i still feel real people giving this information and advice is better than any computer.

D_ana said...

It's about time that they start talking about programs that really work, and not programs that are just a waste of time. I think it's also a great idea. Many people have hectic schedules, and this is a good way to promote healthy pregnancies. It shouldn't be replacement for seeing a doctor, and I'm sure that wasn't the intention for this program.

Bushra Syed said...

I think this is a great start to fix our parenting styles. mostly because nowadays everyone is technology savvy so it would easier and cheaper for everyone.