SmartParent Text Message Program Helps Ease Transition to Parenthood – FNHA

Jun 13, 2022

In First Nations communities, the birth of a baby is a sacred event to be joyously celebrated but for new parents, life with an infant can be full of highs and lows. To help ease the transition to parenthood, the SmartParent program has been launched as Canada’s first parenting support program that uses text messages to help guide new parents though each week of their baby’s first year of life.

SmartParent was conceptualized as a follow-up to the SmartMom program, which provides prenatal education through text messaging. The overall goal of SmartParent is to support new parents in their transition to parenthood, decrease isolation and improve parent and infant health.

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