iPregnancy 3.01 Application for iPhone and iPod Touch Debuts
What a difference technology makes! Until recently, women with questions or concerns about their pregnancy had to rely on books or internet searches for guidance on different aspects of the pregnancy experience. Dr. Gregory P. Moore, a practicing OB/GYN, introduced and iPhone and iPod application called iPregnancy in 2008, which has recently been upgraded to include social media integration.
Dr. Moore created the iPregnancy application because he felt that existing pregnancy apps were not adequate, especially in the areas of having correct medical information and planning tools. It has been named as one of the Top 25 Apps for Health and Fitness for the past two years and the Best Pregnancy Planner in 2009 by Parent’s Magazine.
The latest version, 3.01 for iPhone and iPod Touch users, adds social media integration with sites such as Facebook and Twitter. This adds the ability to share photos, visit information, and baby name contenders with your current social network. Mom-to-be also has the ability to create a personalized calendar to track appointments and due dates.
The iPregnancy application also includes these popular features:
• Calculate due date using last period, conception date, ultrasound date, or due date
• Calculate baby's gestational age in weeks and months, lunar months, and current trimester
• View progress bar showing proximity to the "delivery safety zone"
• Show time remaining to the due date, as well as time remaining until the next major milestone
• Change backgrounds according to the selected gender of the baby
• View 3-D ultrasound picture and schematic images of the baby at each week
• Consult Baby information section that includes a brief summary of happenings with the baby at the current gestational age and information such as the average length and weight of the baby
• Consult Mommy information section which includes what to expect and ideas for how to prepare for the coming baby
• Use OB Visit Tracker to keep track of weight, blood pressure, and fetal heart rate at each visit with photos and unlimited space for notes
• Use Journal to keep a diary of notes, photos, and memories
• Email details of any OB Visits/Journal Entries to friends or family
• Use Weight Gain Analysis section to help decide the appropriate weight gain for given Body Mass Index and to help keep weight gain on track for each visit
• Consult “Baby Name Picker” to keep a list of baby name contenders. List derives names from the Social Security Administration's top 1000 names for last year
• Use “Questions for the Doctor” section, which allows ability to keep track of and sort a list of questions to ask the doctor at the next OB visit.
This page is updated on May 11, 2013.