New app launched for mums-to-be

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Mums-to-be and new mums at The James Cook University Hospital and Friarage Hospital will now be able to instantly find out more information about services and get health advice direct from the hospital by way of a new, free mobile app.

Following its preview last month at the Royal College of Midwives Conference, our hospitals are among the first in the UK to sign up to offer the new Pregnancy by Bounty app.bounty-app-hospital-info

The App supports families in the transition to parenthood (through each key life stage, from pregnancy to birth, to toddler, to pre-school) and uniquely allows parents to access and store the hospital’s important health and advice information securely and easily on own their phone.

Maternity hospitals select the pregnancy and postnatal information they would like to share with parents. This includes specific, timely and relevant clinical, general health and well being information – and/or information that helps parents and visitors to navigate their way around the hospital, or find out what to expect at antenatal appointments and during a mum’s stay on postnatal ward.

This collaboration between Bounty and South Tees  Hospitals will help parents to make the important decision about where to give birth, that much easier. Using a mum’s location, the app automatically finds local hospitals within 30 miles or a hospital can be specifically searched by its name.

Bounty already works with the Trust as new mums on the maternity ward receive its Pregnancy Information Folders and free Bounty Newborn packs. The packs contain different free samples, money off vouchers and useful information, plus free guides offering practical and up-to-date information. This electronic advancement means mums will have access to this information from Bounty, as well as a wealth of resources provided by James Cook and Friarage Hospital’s maternity departments, at their fingertips.

The Bounty Pregnancy App resource is offered free to maternity hospitals and is available free, for all mums to download.

New and expectant mums can also claim free packs in-store straight from their phone. Simply search for Bounty Pregnancy in the App Store or Google Play, and once the App has been downloaded and mum registers her information, she will receive an alert to invite her to collect a new Bounty Gift Box, full of beauty and wellness samples it is available exclusively at Boots.

Thereafter, as her pregnancy progresses and when baby is born she’ll be invited to claim the free Bounty Mum-to-Be and Growing Family sample packs.