Expecting? UNC REX Healthcare Launches Mobile App to Help New Moms

UNC REX’s Pregnancy & Baby app is the first of its kind in the Triangle

RALEIGH, N.C. March 22, 2017 – Pregnant mothers in the Triangle and beyond now have a new resource, the UNC REX Healthcare Pregnancy & Baby app. UNC REX launched the app to help patients track their baby’s development throughout pregnancy, learn about pre and post-natal care, and become familiar with services offered at the REX Women’s Center.

“This mobile app gives us a fabulous way to connect with our patients as soon as they learn they are expecting,” said Susan O’Dell, director of the REX Women’s Center. “Expectant parents can track their pregnancy journey as well as learn about baby development, preparing for childbirth, and educational offerings at UNC REX. We are really excited to use this technology to better serve our families.”

The app helps mothers prepare for labor and delivery and also gives users specifics about staying at UNC REX, including what to expect during and after delivery, financial aspects of your care, and more so that patients can be as informed as possible.

The app, which is the first of its kind in the Triangle, is available for free download in the App Store and Play Store. The app features:

  • Weekly development milestones via push notifications
  • Animations and videos
  • Community OB/GYN Practice Directory
  • Information about your delivery and recovery at REX Women’s Center
  • Personal journal with social media capabilities
  • Trackers for appointments, weight management
  • Contraction timer
  • Directory of community OB/GYN practices that deliver at UNC REX

The app also offers more information about newborn care, what to expect postpartum, breastfeeding tips, and more. Users can also sign up for classes at UNC REX and pre-register for labor and delivery.

“Fifteen to 20 babies are born each day at UNC REX, and we want to make sure our expectant moms and families are as informed and supported as possible,” O’Dell said. “Through our recently opened emergency department for obstetrics patients, to our classes, website, and now, our mobile app, we’re able to be there for our patients throughout pregnancy and beyond.”

SOURCE: UNC REX Healthcare