Accessible information for health workers & expecting mothers in low-resource settings. From the publishers of Where There Is No Doctor, this is the only comprehensive app on pregnancy and birth developed specifically for health educators and expecting mothers in low-resource settings. Life-saving information is clearly presented and heavily illustrated, with an intuitive and friendly navigation — perfect for working with people with varied literacy levels.

The app is ideal for people working alongside community health workers or midwives in developing countries. Once downloaded, no internet connection is required to access this vital material.

Safe Pregnancy and Birth contains information on:
• staying healthy during pregnancy
• recognizing danger signs during pregnancy, birth, and after birth
• what to do when a danger sign arises
• when to refer a woman to emergency care
• Over 20 “how-to” step-by-step instructions

In the trademark Hesperian Health Guides’ style, the app demystifies health information, and is presented in a warm, conversational tone.

What’s New

Version 2.0.2

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

Minor content changes. Built with up-to-date framework.

Ratings and Reviews

2.3 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Doula Lauren ,

Very concerning

If this is indeed an app for people who are in remote settings with little to no institutional back up available, the information offered herein is extremely concerning. This app is clearly based on a clinical obstetric model of care, and to advise people to apply that in a situation where there may be no clinics and no obstetricians is not only negligent, but stupid bordering on culpable. I am highly concerned by some of the information I have read in this app, and while the intention is noble, I can certainly see its practical application leading to dangerous, unnecessary and inept interventions. Needs a serious information review - perhaps with some input from people who really HAVE worked in this field, this time??

Lozzieboo ,

Not good- dangerous

Do not think this advice is accurate some is dangerous

pcg78 ,

A valuable aid resource

Clear and relevant information for pregnant women, aid workers and volunteers in developing countries and anywhere where there are no doctors.

App Privacy

The developer, Hesperian Health Guides, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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