Pregnancy Companion Provides Mobile Tips for Expectant Women

By Brian T. Horowitz  |  Posted 2013-06-21

Two Silicon Valley doctors, Dr. Jan Rydfors and Dr. Aron Schuftan, have designed a mobile app called Pregnancy Companion to show through 3D animated videos what women can expect at different stages of their pregnancy. Rydfors and Schuftan released the app with technology entrepreneur Denise Terry, CEO of the app's developer, OB-on-the-Go. "We've helped thousands of pregnant moms through our OB practice, but wanted to provide expert tools and support to millions of moms everywhere, so we built our Pregnancy Companion app to allow women to access pregnancy information from anywhere via their mobile device," Schuftan said in a statement. Available for Android and iOS, the mobile app includes tools such as an appointment keeper and hydration tracker as well as answers to questions on the minds of mothers, including what to buy for a newborn, what to pack in a hospital bag and creating a birth plan. A premium version costs $4.99 and includes a hydration tracker, kick counter, nutrition guide, weight tracker, appointment keeper and a contraction timer. In addition, an Ask the Docs feature lets users message their ob-gyns. Women can also track their baby's growth against the due date. OB-on-the-Go plans to release similar apps called Pediatrician on the Go, Breastfeeding and Postpartum Companion, and Fertility Companion. Here eWEEK takes a look at how Pregnancy Companion helps families count the days to a baby's delivery.


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