WebMD now studying pregnant women who use its app


WebMD is asking women who are pregnant and use its pregnancy app to help gather information about pregnancy risks.

The Centers for Disease Control estimates that in the United States about 65,000 women a year have severe pregnancy complications and about 600 died because of those complications.

WebMD will be asking pregnant women to share some details including medication use, vaccinations, pre-existing conditions, blood pressure and weight change, diagnosis during pregnancy, as well as details about the birth after its happened including size of the baby and an medical interventions. They can also connect devices like their FitBit to record the amount of steps they are getting during the day and the amount of sleep they at night.

The WebMD Pregnancy App is available on iTunes for free.


Author: Nicole Villalpando

Nicole Villalpando writes about families in the Raising Austin blog and the Raising Austin column on Saturdays. She also offers a weekly and monthly family calendar at austin360.com/raisingaustin. She tweets at @raisingaustin.

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