It was developed by a Michigan doctor who wanted to help his daughter make healthy choices during her first pregnancy. He started sending his daughter articles and texts full of tips and then finally partnered with another doctor to develop the app. You can take the initial app quiz before you get pregnant or after you are already expecting and it takes about 2 minutes, asking questions about various aspects of your lifestyle. The app generates a score from 20 to 100, with 20 being poor and 100 being excellent. The app then suggests where there may be deficiencies in your lifestyle that you can work on immediately and sends out daily message for the remainder of your pregnancy with tips on how to stay healthy.
So what do I think? While I am a huge fan of the daily messages about staying healthy, I’m not really digging the quiz and scoring portion of this app. I don’t like tests and grades. I panic at the thought of receiving a score on anything. I was a wreck at the SATs and my drivers license test. So taking a test that will give me a score about whether I’m smart enough to have a baby makes me break into a flop sweat.
Also, when you’re done with the quiz it encourages you to ‘build a better baby”. Seriously, I don’t need any more pressure.
I bet you’re wondering what my IQ is, right? My husband sat with me while I took it to keep me honest and I scored a 72, which is a “good” score but not “excellent”. For my third baby shouldn’t I be scoring higher? Am I just a pregnancy idiot?! Oh god, here comes the sweating…
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Source: boston.com Parent Buzz
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