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Baby Buddy app comes to Luton

The Baby Buddy app, which offers support, information and advice for parents-to-be and new parents, is now available in Luton.

​The award-winning app was created in partnership with mums, midwives and doctors and has been endorsed by the Department of Health and The Royal College of Midwives amongst others.

The free app is a personalised baby-expert and will guide parents-to-be and new parents through pregnancy and the first six months of a baby’s life.

As well as offering insight into the baby’s growth and development, the app also provides health, wellbeing and lifestyle support and advice for parents.

The app has a number of features including:

  • daily bitesize chunks of information tailored to the users specific stage of pregnancy or your baby’s age
  • tracker to help keep on top of any appointments
  • a ‘remember to ask’ section to record any questions or concerns
  • ‘Bump/Baby Around’ which shows you the services and support available in your local area
    goal tracker
  • videos to help navigate through pregnancy and birth

Uniquely the app lets users create an avatar which becomes their virtual expert on all things pregnancy/baby so information and support is coming from a friendly, personalised character.

Tracey Scivier, Midwifery Matron at the L&D, said: “We would encourage every pregnant woman and even her husband/partner to download the Baby Buddy app. The information on this app incorporates information for pregnancy and birth and to support you once your baby is born. Because information is presented in short films it does not matter if English is not parents’ first language.”

How to get the Baby Buddy app:

Visit the Baby Buddy website here.

Media Enquiries

If you have a media enquiry please email pressenquiry@ldh.nhs.ukor call 01582 497 408 and we will get back to you. If you have a media enquiry out of hours (i.e. before 9am, after 5pm or at weekends) and it is urgent, please call the hospital switchboard on 01582 491 166 and ask to speak to the Duty Press Officer.

Communications enquiries
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Communications team
Mariane Covington
Communications Manager/Press Officer
Mariane.Covington@ldh.nhs.uk
Direct line: 01582 497 408
Working hours: 9am to 5pm, Mon – Fri

Courteney Black
Internal and Digital Communications Officer
Courteney.Black@ldh.nhs.uk
Working hours: 9am to 5pm Mon – Fri