Tools include a contraction timer, breastfeeding tracker and more
Baton Rouge, La. – Woman’s Hospital, a leading expert on pregnancy and childbirth, has launched a new app that combines trusted medical information with the best features from the most popular pregnancy apps.
“Woman’s Pregnancy” app offers educational resources and helpful tools for expectant moms to utilize throughout pregnancy and after baby arrives. Delivering more than 8,500 babies each year, Woman’s is in a unique position to improve the health of women and infants, such as significantly increasing breastfeeding rates and educating women on healthier pregnancies.
“Education is an essential part of a healthy pregnancy,” said Cheri Johnson, Woman’s Vice President of Perinatal Services. “Through the Woman’s Pregnancy app, we’re able to share our expertise with women all across the country, furthering our mission to improve the health of women and infants.”
Created in collaboration with Baton Rouge-based software firm Envoc, the app was designed to be a comprehensive resource for pregnant and breastfeeding women; it includes all of the educational information that Woman’s recently published in a paperback pregnancy journal. Because the app features tools for timing contractions and tracking breastfeeding sessions, women won't need to download separate apps. Features include:
- Week-by-week baby development with fruit size comparisons
- To-do lists
- Weight tracker
- Kick counter
- Contraction timer
- Breastfeeding/pumping tracker
- Diaper change log
- Educational information on living a healthy lifestyle, nutrition, exercise, breastfeeding and much more
The breastfeeding tracker, in particular, was included with the intent to help women successfully breastfeed. Research shows that breast milk provides health advantages beginning at birth and continuing over a lifetime. These include a stronger immune system and fewer respiratory illnesses, ear infections and gastrointestinal issues. New mothers also benefit; weight loss occurs more rapidly, and breastfeeding may reduce the incidence of certain types of cancer.
“This is the type of app project that showcases the great work that comes from great client collaboration and brings real, personalized value to the end user during one of the most wonderful times of their life,” said Ned Fasullo, Envoc’s Chief Strategy Officer. “We look forward to expanding the functionality of the app and continued collaboration with the Woman's Hospital team.”
The app is now available on the App Store; simply search “Woman’s Pregnancy” or follow this download link. An Android version is currently in development.
About Woman’s Hospital. Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is one of the first specialty hospitals for women and infants. Since opening in 1968, it has welcomed more than 300,000 babies, making it one of the largest delivery services in the country and the largest in Louisiana. Additionally, Woman's operates the highest-level neonatal intensive care unit in the state and cares for infants who are extremely premature, are critically ill or require surgical intervention. The hospital is also recognized for its expertise in mammography as well as breast and gynecologic cancer care. As a private, nonprofit organization, all funds are reinvested into the hospital to continue Woman's mission to improve the health of women and infants through the latest technology, a highly qualified staff and critical community programs and services.
For more information, visit www.womans.org. For press inquiries, contact Dana C. Michell, Public Relations Coordinator, Woman's Hospital, firstname.lastname@example.org, Office: 225.215.7941, Cell: 504.931.2386.
About Envoc. Envoc is a software application development company based in Louisiana. Our mission is to create a better reality for our clients through intense collaboration, innovation, and creativity in technology. Envoc works with companies all around the USA from start-up, pre-funding stage to Fortune 50 in a variety of industries like healthcare, energy, manufacturing, retail, industrial, higher education and state/local government.