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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH BACKS SMARTPHONE APP TARGETED AT VULNERABLE MUMS TO GIVE NEWBORN BABIES A HEALTHY START

Young mothers who may be missing out on vital health information are to be supported by a new smartphone app that guides them through pregnancy and the early stages of parenthood.

The Baby Buddy app is free to use by parents of all ages, but is particularly targeted at younger parents including teenage mums, who may not be using antenatal services early or fully enough, attending health appointments or accessing trusted information.

The app is designed to help parents who may be missing out on gaining information and confidence, as well as support their maternal mental health and wellbeing, so they can give their babies the best start.

The Baby Buddy app allows users to create an avatar or buddy who accompanies them on their journey during the first crucial stages of parenthood – from pregnancy through to the first...

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