Before my inbox is flooded with messages of CONGRATULATIONS let me stop you right there - I am NOT preggo!! No no no, not yet anyway... but I am always on the hunt for great new products for families that I can share with my readers, so I am pleased to tell you about a cool app I recently came across called BabyQ, a free iPhone app designed to help you be the healthiest you can be throughout your pregnancy and beyond.
Once you download the app, you start by creating your profile and answering a slew of questions, which takes a minute or two, but is key in letting the app understand your current health and lifestyle. Don't try to trick it - the app won't judge you if you aren't exercising and live off of fries and bon bons! Then it gives you a score, or your "BabyQ", and will start giving you a weekly message with tips and suggestions on how to raise your score and be healthier for you and your little bun in the oven. I love that these suggestions short and simple, and not an overwhelming list of 200+ things I need to do to be the perfection of health. Here's the message I got for this week:
You'll also get daily messages with helpful tips for issues you might be encountering at your stage in pregnancy, info about various vitamins, relaxation techniques, etc. You should update your score every week or so (by answering 20 quick questions), and hopefully it'll increase gradually as you start adopting some of the healthier changes the app has been suggesting.
Founded by Dr. Mark Gostine and Dr. Gareth Forde, BabyQ focuses on the LENS system: Lifestyle, Exercise, Nutrition, and Stress Management. It's based on analysis of more than 39,000 pregnancies and
uses recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO), The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Institute of Medicine (IOC) and thousands of articles from the most current scientific literature.
So what do you think, mamas and mamas-to-be? I think this app is a great and easy way for pregnant women to focus on their health, and frankly, anyone can benefit from it!! What are you waiting for? Download it today!!
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