Newly delivered babies survive and thrive on massive doses of Tender Loving Care. We, at Project Alive & Kicking (PAK) say, “Why wait until delivery day?”
PAK’s NEW mobile app, ME Preg is every expectant mom’s ultimate guide for all things pregnancy! ME Preg is now available for FREE on the App Store & coming soon for Android users! With so many new and interesting changes taking place in your body from week to week, ME Preg will help you keep up-to-date with all of them.
You can keep track your pregnancy-related thoughts and questions, stay organized, and make sure that you don’t forget any appointments, procedures, tests or questions for your health care team.
You’ll begin to notice your baby’s little movements around Week 20, so start journaling daily, noting when your baby is busy and active or quiet and asleep. This will enable you to move easily into Movement Counting, beginning around Week 28.
Don’t forget that you can use your Pregnancy PUR$E (your $10 weekly stash) to fund additional ultrasounds around Week 28 and Week 36 if your health insurance doesn’t cover these expenses. These additional ultrasounds examine your baby, amniotic fluid levels, the umbilical cord, placenta and much more!
At Week 28 you’ll start movement counting three times a day until delivery day. If the thought of counting and charting your baby’s movements makes you nervous, remember that it’s the safest way to monitor that your baby is well every day. Studies inform us that being attentive to your baby’s movements and informing your health care team of any changes such as speeding up or slowing down, or changes in sleep-wake cycles, may decrease the likelihood of stillbirth.
If you do not have an iPhone, we have you covered! Just begin using our My Empowered Pregnancy Checklist and Mom & Baby Tracking Chart (now available in Spanish) that can easily be downloaded and printed from our website to track your pregnancy journey or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be glad to mail them to you!
With your new proactive mindset, working together with your health care team will now empower you. Tests and results will take on a new meaning. When prenatal information is placed in front of you, you will have a newfound understanding of those details. Seize the moment and seize the data! You are now informed, in the driver’s seat, and your baby’s guardian.