MommyMeds™ Mobile App and MommyMeds.com Empower Expectant and Breastfeeding Moms

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In celebration of the launch of the new MommyMeds™ brand for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, the iOS mobile app MommyMeds™ is now available for free until December 1st, the app and new, complementary website help mothers look up symptoms and safety information on thousands of medications.

The MommyMeds™ Meds app

“There’s almost always something a pregnant mother can use safely, and we want to promote that with a variety of useful tools and information.”

MommyMeds, an extension of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center’s (TTUHSC) InfantRisk Center, now offers a WebMD-like hub for mothers, lactation specialists and natal care professionals with the newly launched MommyMeds.com website. For a continued experience, the MommyMeds app will now feature information from the new website. MommyMeds and MommyMeds.com were created with extensive evidence-based research by one of the world’s leading experts in perinatal pharmacology, Thomas Hale, R.Ph.,Ph.D.

“A healthy mom makes a healthy baby,” InfantRisk Center Executive Director, Dr. Hale said. “There’s almost always something a pregnant mother can use safely, and we want to promote that with a variety of useful tools and information.”

Resources in the MommyMeds app include:

● Reliable safety ratings and other information for more than 20,000 drugs, vitamins and herbals
● Enter a product name or sort by category to find product safety information and determine if it is safe for use during each trimester and while breastfeeding
● Convenient barcode scanner for over-the-counter medications
● Lists appropriate drugs for various conditions while pregnant or breastfeeding, including headache, nausea, allergies and more
● Hot topics related to pregnancy and breastfeeding

“MommyMeds™ is vital for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers,” said TTUHSC President Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D. “The app could become as synonymous with prenatal care as folic acid and ultrasounds. We commend Dr. Hale and the InfantRisk Center for their significant contribution to the health and safety of women and infants.”

MommyMeds™ is compatible with both the Android phone and Apple iPhone. The app is available in the App Store for free until December 1st. The app will continue to be available for $1.99 in the App Store and Google Play Store thereafter.

About MommyMeds™
MommyMeds™ is recognized as a finalist for the 2013 Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition in the category of Health Information Exchange as an innovative, industry-leading product by a distinguished panel of CIOs and other executives from renowned U.S. hospitals and health care systems, including the Mayo Clinic, Boston Children’s Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The application was designed by the TTUHSC InfantRisk Center. Visit http://www.mommymeds.com for more information.

About the InfantRisk Center
The TTUHSC InfantRisk Center, funded by a seed grant from the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health, strives to educate health care providers and the general public to reduce birth defects and create healthy breastfeeding relationships. The center’s highly trained staff provides current, evidence-based information about the use of medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Based in Amarillo, Texas, the InfantRisk Center maintains an international call center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. Since opening in 2010, its staff has responded to more than 35,000 calls from physicians, lactation consultants and mothers, as well as 1.7 million Web visitors from all over the world. For more information about the InfantRisk Center, visit http://www.infantrisk.com or follow @infantrisk on Twitter.

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