ROCHESTER, Minn. — July 29, 2013 — Mayo Clinic's free app, Mayo Clinic on Pregnancy, is now available on the App Store for iPhone and iPod touch users.
MULTIMEDIA ALERT: Videos of a patient using the app and an interview with Dr. Harms are available on the Mayo Clinic News Network.
Mayo Clinic on Pregnancy is a trustworthy guide to pregnancy, childbirth and baby's first three months. Developed by Mayo Clinic, the app leverages the medical and lifestyle expertise of a team of Mayo's pregnancy experts in obstetrics and gynecology, genetics, nutrition, midwifery and lactation.
"Getting pregnant and becoming a parent are among the most significant experiences in a person's life and can be overwhelming," says Roger Harms, M.D., a Mayo Clinic specialist in obstetrics and gynecology and senior medical director for operations in Mayo Clinic's Global Business Solutions division. "This app will guide you from conception to delivery, and see you through the first three months with your newborn to give you peace of mind and enhance your sense of wonder throughout the experience."
Moms-to-be can simply enter the baby's due date (or birthdate) or the date of their last menstrual period to start receiving weekly lifestyle and health guidance. Mayo Clinic on Pregnancy provides tips and guidance for all aspects of pregnancy, birth and up to 12 weeks postpartum, with all the information expectant parents need to have a safe, healthy pregnancy and early weeks of parenthood. The app also will provide easy navigation to find some of Mayo Clinic's other pregnancy-related resources such as the "Ask Mayo Clinic on Pregnancy" service, the "Pregnancy and You" blog, the Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy, and the Mayo Clinic Guide to Your Baby's First Year.
Mayo Clinic on Pregnancy features:
The Mayo Clinic on Pregnancy App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at Mobile apps from Mayo Clinic.
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Ginger Plumbo, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 507-284-5005, firstname.lastname@example.org