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Mobile Apps: Changing how Expectant Mothers Prevent Birth Defects

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Mobile Apps: Changing how Expectant Mothers Prevent Birth Defects January is Birth Defect Prevention Awareness Month, an important subject for every expectant mother and those that care for them.  The fear of birth defects can be nerve wracking during pregnancy and many mothers-to-be may feel helpless. They needn’t feel this way. There are many things pregnant women can do to help prevent problems during and after pregnancy. In fact, many are getting help managing potential birth defects from their mobile devices. Programs such as babyQ are leading the way. Through its website and mobile app, babyQ is providing constant guidance that helps women make healthier choices throughout their pregnancies. babyQ was developed, by a team of doctors, as a tool for expectant mothers. The program utilizes the doctors’ comprehensive LENS system and serves as the guide to help prevent birth defects. Lifestyle: It is vital that…

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Molly Mesnick Discovers babyQ Mobile Pregnancy App

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Molly Mesnick Discovers babyQ Mobile Pregnancy App Molly Mesnick, is expecting her first baby with husband, Jason, this March. The two met on The Bachelor Season 13. The soon-to-be new mom discovered babyQ, a mobile pregnancy app designed to help mothers build better babies. On Tuesday, January 29 Molly tweeted: “Mommies, have any of you ever used the @babyQapp app? I just discovered it & love it! Wish I knew about this before!!!” Even though baby Mesnick is due in March, it’s never too late for mothers to start using babyQ. babyQ and its LENS system was designed to help expectant mothers at every stage of their pregnancy. The four aspects of LENS are aimed at helping moms make better choices in lifestyle, exercise, nutrition and stress management. Molly again tweeted on Thursday: “Preggo ladies, just learned frm @babyQapp by eating more food w/ folate I can increase baby’s…

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BabyQ to support Gerber Foundation with free, new user signups

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BabyQ to support Gerber Foundation with free, new user signups      To celebrate the holiday season, babyQ is helping to enhance the lives of children by raising money for The Gerber Foundation. babyQ will give the foundation $1, up to $5,000, for every new, expectant mother who signs up to use the babyQ program during her pregnancy in the month of December. Using babyQ is like having a personal pregnancy coach; it helps mothers-to-be make the best choices for their baby during the earliest stages of gestation. Developed by Mark Gostine MD and Gareth Forde MD, PhD, expectant moms can register for free on the babyQ website or download the free mobile app. There they’ll take a short babyQ survey and are given a babyQ score—0 to 100—based on the doctors’ own algorithm.  Users then receive personalized health coaching messages, through push notifications or email, based on their babyQ score. Unlike…

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BabyQ doctor advises expectant mothers: stock up on Vitamin D

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For Immediate Release   BabyQ doctor advises expectant mothers: stock up on Vitamin D   In the September 2012 issue of Pediatrics, the official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, investigators reported a simple way to accelerate brain development of children in the womb. The researchers measured the amount of vitamin D in the blood of pregnant mothers, and fourteen months later, tested their children by trained psychologists to see if there was any difference in their motor skills. The results were impressive. They found that children born to mothers with the highest levels of vitamin D had advanced motor development and were able to walk and grasp objects better than children born to mothers with low levels.    Mark Gostine MD, the developer of babyQ, a website and mobile app for expectant mothers, commented on the study: “Most women will need an additional 1500 units to 2000 units a…

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New iPhone App Personally Coaches Moms-to-Be

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For Immediate Release   New iPhone App Personally Coaches Moms-to-Be   Grand Rapids, Michigan; September 17, 2012. Two Michigan doctors have launched babyQ, a website and mobile app for pregnant women.  The Q is for quotient and the babyQ program aims to improve maternal-fetal health during the earliest stages of gestation. Women sign up, take a short babyQ survey, and are given a babyQ score—0 to 100—based on the doctors’ own algorithm.  Users then receive personalized health coaching messages, through push notifications or email, based on their babyQ score. Unlike other mobile apps aimed at expectant mothers, the goal of babyQ is to boost the woman’s score while adapting to the changing needs of the baby. Mark Gostine MD and Gareth Forde MD, PhD developed babyQ out of their epigenetics research— the science of how genes turn on and off. Both doctors emphasize the power a pregnant woman has to…

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Michigan Doctors Launch babyq.com

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Grand Rapids, Michigan. July 16, 2012. Two Michigan doctors have launched www.babyq.com, a website and downloadable app for pregnant women.  The program is aimed at improving maternal-fetal health from the earliest stages of gestation, leading to better neonatal outcomes. Women sign in, take a short babyQ survey, and get a babyQ from 0 to 100–based on the doctors’ own algorithm.  Users then receive text messages–personalized health coaching–via computer or smartphone, based on their babyQ. The goal is to boost the score and adapt to the changing needs of the baby in utero. Mark Gostine MD and Gareth Forde MD, PhD are the developers of babyQ.  They have a strong interest in the role of epigenetics, the science of how genes turn on and off. The doctors emphasize the power of a pregnant woman to turn on her baby’s best genes, through proper lifestyle, behaviors, nutrition, and stress management. “As doctors,…

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