"The My Pre-Natal app was developed by the UFMG Faculty of Medicine, it is free, non-profit and humanitarian. It provides reliable information on care in pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum, encouraging care in a way that complements the pre-natal consultation. UFMG SIEX Extension Project: 402465.
The main objective is to promote information on maternal health and autonomy so that the woman can be the protagonist of her birth. Aimed at supporting women during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum, the innovations will allow pregnant women to share their wishes and expectations for childbirth through the implementation and sharing of the Birth Plan in Digital format.
Features and functionalities
Track your pregnancy and know your gestational age at any time by the gestogram.
Ask questions about your pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum.
Know what to bring to motherhood, for both the pregnant woman and the baby.
Video with tips and useful information for pregnant women.
Plan your birth and record your preferences in the birth plan to share with your healthcare team both during antenatal and maternity appointments.
Use the contraction counter to know when time for delivery is approaching.
It is a record where you say how you prefer the birth to take place, who you would like to be your companion and what you expect after delivery. It's a great way to learn about your options and give your opinion on what's best for you and your baby.
Discuss your options with the health professional responsible for your prenatal care and participate in educational groups.
The Meu Pré-Natal app was created by a team coordinated by the Health Informatics Center of the Faculty of Medicine of UFMG, Brazil. It's free and non-profit. Registered in the Extension Information System of this University under number 402465. The stage that involves the elaboration, testing and validation of the Birth Plan was approved by the UFMG ethics committee with registration in Plataforma Brasil CAAE-68076617.2.0000.514. The application has its intellectual property deposited at the National Institute of Intellectual Property (INPI) in October 2016, under identification BR 51 2016 0013141. It is supported by the scientific study Light Scan Skin-age, which seeks to evaluate new technologies to estimate gestational age, sponsored with funds from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and FAPEMIG, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
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