St. Luke’s launches Baby & Me mobile app
St. Luke’s University Health Network has launched a St. Luke’s Baby & Me mobile app to help pregnant and new moms stay informed and healthy throughout the stages of pregnancy, labor, birth and newborn care.
The mobile app, which can be downloaded for free, coincides with the announcement of the new St. Luke’s Baby & Me Support Center, 1425 Eighth Avenue, Bethlehem, set to open later this summer.
“The Baby & Me app is another way for patients to really connect with St Luke’s and their doctors,” explains Holli Warholic, DO, of St. Luke’s Riverside Women’s Healthcare.
Users can view photos of baby’s development and a synopsis of what’s happening at each phase, tips on what to ask the provider at the next visit and a rundown of prenatal testing and why each is important. After the baby arrives, the app provides a pediatrician finder, as well as videos about breastfeeding, taking care of a newborn. Baby & Me app users can keep track of doctor appointments and feeding and immunization schedules.
The app and the Support Center are part of St. Luke’s philosophy of care that implements evidenced-based practices such as skin to skin contact, rooming in and strong encouragement of breastfeeding while listening to and respecting each patient’s choice and personalizing care accordingly.
Said Jared King, St. Luke’s Women’s and Children’s Service Line Administrator, “The Baby & Me app is specifically designed for today’s on-the-go moms.”
The St. Luke’s Baby & Me app is available for download in the App Store for iPhone users and on Google Play for Android users.