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Many women and their partners find that using a specially designed app on their phone can provide useful guidance during pregnancy and beyond.

Your midwife is your key contact throughout your pregnancy, but apps can be used as an additional resource.

Our maternity team recommend the Baby Buddy app, which has been created by a team that includes midwives, doctors, health visitors, breastfeeding specialists, speech and language therapists, psychologists, voluntary sector workers and teenage pregnancy specialists.

Baby Buddy is your personal baby expert who will guide you through your pregnancy and the first six months of your baby’s life. She will be your virtual friend who will support you on your emotional, physical and social journey through pregnancy and becoming a new parent.

You can use Baby Buddy to:

  • Ask questions
  • Keep track of appointments
  • Find out about local services
  • Set yourself goals
  • Create a record of your pregnancy and your baby’s first months
  • Watch film clips in the video library

Once you’ve created your buddy, she will bring you daily information about you and your baby that is right for your baby’s age and personalised just for you.