Mothers expecting a baby are often overwhelmed by information, not only online but also offline, which makes it difficult to filter out the authentic and relevant information. To improve the situation, a Hungarian app has been created to bring together professionally reviewed content and provide users with the information they need during different stages of pregnancy.
Hungarian entrepreneur Nóra Németh created the PregHello app in 2020. The idea came to her in 2017, when she was pregnant herself and felt that although she was getting a lot of advice from all directions, she was unsure in many areas.
The texts in the app were proofread by midwives, dieticians, and health professionals, the founder told Index, a Hungarian news site.
We thought it was important to help the user with concrete information, not just general information, as it is not effective help for pregnant women,”
The app also shows what childcare allowances a mother is entitled to, and a direct link to the official document to be filled in for the application. But pregnant women can also find out from texts from doctors what vitamins they should be taking, and there are also educational videos and a knowledge base.
In addition, the application calculates how far along in the pregnancy a woman is, based on the information she provides when registering. The app also shows the size and weight of the fetus at a given time, and compares this to everyday things, such as an orange or banana. In addition, information is now available for fathers as well, to help them connect with their unborn child and understand what their partner is going through.
In the first week, 2,500 people registered on the Hungarian app, and in two and a half years, 150,000 women have been advised through it.
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