With over 6 million pregnancies on average yearly in the U.S., app developers are taking notice and keeping busy.
From fertility, pregnancy meditation, and keeping healthy during pregnancy, there’s an app for that.
Companies are also expanding online tools and texting service to help women through pregnancy. Programs such as Text4Baby are gaining in popularity. It’s a service endorsed by the Arizona Department of Health.
According to the department’s website:
“To help more pregnant women and new moms get information about caring for their health and giving their babies the best possible start in life, The National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB) launched Text4Baby, the first free health text messaging service in the U.S.
“Text4Baby supports moms by providing accurate, text-length health information and resources in a format that is personal and timely, using a channel she knows and uses. Over 85% of Americans own a cell phone and 72% of cell users send or receive text messages.”
“The messages can vary from take your prenatal vitamins, information about going to the dentist — oral health, injury prevention things for your baby,” said Sheila Sjolander with Health Services.
To sign up for the free service, click here or text the word “BABY” to 511-411.