We’ve recently been made aware of the Maternity Matters Health App that has been introduced by the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust.
The creation of the portal for the app has been led by Karen Bridgeman, Digital Midwife, Kat Holmes, Diabetes Specialist Midwife and the Trust’s I3 Department.
The Trust decided to introduce an app to provide easy access to pregnancy and newborn information for local families engaging with the Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) throughout the process.
The MVP is a forum for maternity service users, providers and commissioners of maternity services to come together to design services that meet the needs of local women, parents and families in the Morecambe Bay area.
Pregnant women can access their maternity notes through a portal system rather than having to ring their midwife to access important information relating to their care as well find out about local classes and events and pregnancy care plan and tips. It has seen 1,500 pregnant women register so far.
Speaking about the app, Karen Bridgeman said: “The app really does empower women to make informed decisions about what is the best plan for their maternity care. A digital app brings with it a lot of advantages such as reducing the need for duplication and providing numerous leaflets. Access to pregnancy notes reduce the need to carry bulky maternity notes and also improves security as hand-held notes can be lost or stolen.”
Find out more about the app by clicking here.