December 2020

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Mum and Baby App launch

The NHS is launching a new mum & baby app which is free for mums-to-be in Hertfordshire and West Essex. The app will provide all the information they need for their pregnancy, birth and beyond in a single source.

The aim of the app is to improve women’s experiences of maternity care and ensure this is consistent no matter where they choose to give birth in the local area. From the start of pregnancy to early parenthood, this app will support women and their families with:

  • Choice on where to give birth; The Lister Hospital, Watford General Hospital or The Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Access to essential information for all stages of the maternity journey
  • Personalised plans for their care during pregnancy, birth and beyond.

It offers an easy-to-navigate screen, multiple links and videos of a range of useful topics to include; emotional and physical wellbeing, mental health concerns, advice for partners, preparing for labour, your stay in hospital, post-delivery care, baby care basics, mum and baby checks, recovering from different types of delivery and medical conditions and advice for when back at home. Personal preferences for each stage of the maternity journey can be documented, stored within the app for sharing with care providers, generating conversations that support collaborative and personalised care plans.

The app will be available in both iOS and Android formats; go to your app store (Apple Store or GooglePlay) to download the app.

 

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