The record keeping aspect of conception, labor and new baby parenting is now a bit easier with a mobile app from Hartford Hospital called MomMe.
Hartford Hospital introduced the app this week. It is designed to help future parents track fertility cycles, time contractions and keeps track of what goes into and comes out of their newborn.
Rebecca Stewart, Director of Media Relations at Hartford Hospital said, “The app brings everything in one place.” Users do not have to be patients at Hartford Hospital to use the app, she said.
Stewart said similar apps cost up to $7.00 and did not integrate all the functionality provided in the MomMe app. The App is free and available for Android and iPhones.
Prospective parents can use the app to calculate the best time to conceive and keep track of appointments, both before and after the baby is born. During labor, the app has a simple one button method for timing contractions. After delivery, parents can log feedings and diaper changes to track the baby’s well being.
Once the data is in the app, parents can print or email the information to a healthcare provider.
The application is being rolled out under the name of Hartford Hospital, but according to Stewart, it’s expected that other hospitals in the group — MidState Medical Center, Windham Hospital and Hospital of Central Connecticut — will get their own versions tailored specifically for their location.
The hospital is looking for feedback to improve the app as well, said Stewart. Users can comment through the app itself.
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