Wednesday, May 18, 2016

CoxHealth launches pregnancy app

Pregnancies can bring joy and anticipation – and a whole lot of questions. For expecting parents, however, there’s a new resource that is as close as their phones: CoxHealth’s BabyBeginnings smartphone app, a one-stop source for medically-founded information from conception to birth and beyond.

“Whether or not it’s their first time around, moms often have questions about the changes they’re experiencing,” says Dr. Staci Niemoth, medical director of Women’s Services at CoxHealth. “This app gives them vetted information that’s accessible at the touch of a button.”

The free app, which is available to all expecting parents, was made possible by a grant from Verizon. It includes information on pregnancy, labor and newborn care, as well as helpful animations and videos, an appointment tracker, a contraction timer and more.

All of the app’s offerings are prepared by medical professionals, and reflect the industry’s most recent standards and recommendations. The app also includes contact information for resources at CoxHealth’s hospitals in Springfield, Branson and Monett.

To access the app, click here or call 417-269-LADY for more information.