Acclaimed MommyMeds™ Mobile App Provides Peace of Mind for Moms

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TTUHSC researcher's medication safety mobile app for pregnant and breastfeeding moms discounted after Thanksgiving

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) InfantRisk Center will offer its groundbreaking app for pregnant and breastfeeding moms, MommyMeds™, half price at $1.99 for Black Friday. The app will go on sale at midnight on Friday, Nov. 27 and will remain discounted through Cyber Monday, Nov. 30. MommyMeds™ is compatible with both Android phones and iPhones.

According to the InfantRisk Center, the holidays are an important time of year to promote medication safety for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. The holidays, which occur in the midst of cold and flu season, present added risks to pregnant and breastfeeding mothers who cope with illness not knowing what is safe to alleviate their symptoms.

“There is almost always something a pregnant or breastfeeding mother can safely take,” said Thomas Hale, Ph.D., R.Ph., founder and executive director of the InfantRisk Center. “The goal of the InfantRisk Center through MommyMeds™ is to get reliable safety information to moms when they cannot otherwise get good medical advice.”

Studies have also shown that some illnesses present more profound symptoms around the holidays and during the winter months. Depression, for instance, has been shown to be more severe during the winter months for some. Therefore, medication safety information available in the MommyMeds™ mobile app is more relevant this time of year.

“A healthy mom makes a healthy baby,” Hale said. “Maintaining keen mental health will benefit both mother and child.”

The MommyMeds™ app’s complete list of features includes:

  • Reliable safety ratings and other information for more than 20,000 drugs, vitamins and herbal supplements
  • Ability to search products by name or category to determine if medication is safe during each trimester and while breastfeeding
  • Convenient barcode scanner for quickly assessing safety of over-the-counter medications
  • Ability to search by symptom to find appropriate medications for various conditions, such as headache, nausea, allergies and more
  • Trending topics and news 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 contributions to the health and safety of women and infants.”

MommyMeds™ was 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.

Fore more information about MommyMeds™, visit http://www.mommymeds.com. For more information about the InfantRisk Center, visit http://www.infantrisk.com or call (806)-352-2519 to speak to a perinatal pharmacology expert.

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