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What kind of pregnancy information do mobile apps not offer?

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Mobile apps cannot tell you:

The exact day you ovulate: An app can only guess when you�re fertile, because your menstrual cycle isn�t always the same number of days. That means your ovulation day may change each month.

A reliable heartbeat: You should trust only a trained professional to check your baby�s heartbeat.

From: Phone Apps for Your Pregnancy WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Nathaniel DeNicola, MD, chair, Presidential Task Force on Telehealth, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Alyssa Dweck, MD, CareMount Medical Group; medical consultant, Massachusetts General Hospital.

Sprout-apps.com: Sprout Pregnancy.

Ovia Pregnancy, Ovia Fertility & Cycle Tracker.

GetBabyscripts.com.

Obstetrics & Gynecology : “Implementing Telehealth in Practice,” “Use of Cycle Length Alone to Predict Ovulation, as predicted by Apps, is Highly Inaccurate,” “Telehealth Interventions to Improve Obstetric and Gynecologic Health Outcomes: A Systematic Review.”

Frontiers in Public Health : “Plausibility of Menstrual Cycle Apps Claiming to Support Conception.”

Bioengineering & Translational Medicine : “Detection of ovulation, a review of currently available methods.”

Mayo Clinic: “Basal body temperature for natural family planning,” “Preeclampsia,” “Pregnancy and exercise: Baby, let’s move!”

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Methods of Estimating the Due Date,” “Physical Activity and Exercise during Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period.” 

Stanford Children’s Health: “Fetal Movement Counting.” 

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Medications and Pregnancy.”

CDC: “Breastfeeding: Prescription Medication Use.”

Apps.apple.com: “Prenatal Workout.”

Aaptiv.com.

Glowing.com: “How do I add my partner on Glow?”

DaddyUp.com.

Center for Connected Health Policy: “About Telehealth.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on March 02, 2020

SOURCES:

Nathaniel DeNicola, MD, chair, Presidential Task Force on Telehealth, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Alyssa Dweck, MD, CareMount Medical Group; medical consultant, Massachusetts General Hospital.

Sprout-apps.com: Sprout Pregnancy.

Ovia Pregnancy, Ovia Fertility & Cycle Tracker.

GetBabyscripts.com.

Obstetrics & Gynecology : “Implementing Telehealth in Practice,” “Use of Cycle Length Alone to Predict Ovulation, as predicted by Apps, is Highly Inaccurate,” “Telehealth Interventions to Improve Obstetric and Gynecologic Health Outcomes: A Systematic Review.”

Frontiers in Public Health : “Plausibility of Menstrual Cycle Apps Claiming to Support Conception.”

Bioengineering & Translational Medicine : “Detection of ovulation, a review of currently available methods.”

Mayo Clinic: “Basal body temperature for natural family planning,” “Preeclampsia,” “Pregnancy and exercise: Baby, let’s move!”

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Methods of Estimating the Due Date,” “Physical Activity and Exercise during Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period.” 

Stanford Children’s Health: “Fetal Movement Counting.” 

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Medications and Pregnancy.”

CDC: “Breastfeeding: Prescription Medication Use.”

Apps.apple.com: “Prenatal Workout.”

Aaptiv.com.

Glowing.com: “How do I add my partner on Glow?”

DaddyUp.com.

Center for Connected Health Policy: “About Telehealth.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on March 02, 2020

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