What was the inspiration behind the Pregnancy Power app?
It started with the book version but after having seeing most patients be glued to their phone during their visits I figured we should turn it into an APP. The main goal of the book and the app is to empower the patient with knowledge before/during and after their visits to the OBGYN during pregnancy mainly. ( it also can help with preconceptual planning)
By giving information in the form of questions it forces the patient to think about the question and then see if they know the answer. If they don't, research has shown that active learning( ie looking up an answer) vs just reading it..is much much more effective.
How is it different from other pregnancy apps?
Written by OBGYN providers and backed up by data from ACOG and SMFM( American College of OBGYNs; Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine) all the correct answers are supported by current literature and evidence based.
Why can it be helpful to have a doctor-created app during pregnancy?
Physicians and OB providers in general (nurse practitioners, midwives etc) are well aware that we have limited time to answer questions and address issues so by asking the common questions (and answering them) on the app the patient compliments their experience and helps themselves out as well as their providers.