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Ratings and Reviews
I have used this app every day since I was 9 weeks pregnant and my son is now nearly 12 weeks old. I find the daily information really useful, especially when it has links to extra information if I want to know more.
One thing I would say is some of it needs to be updated. The daily info for 11 weeks 2 days is about the 2nd lot of immunisations, and it is out of date. It states that there are 2 injections and liquid drops at 12 weeks, but since July 2016 it has been changed to 1 injection and liquid drops, as men c vaccine is no longer given at 12 weeks (states on NHS website). This, and other information like this, should be double checked with the NHS since this app is being recommended by the NHS.
I’ve already told all my pregnant friends about it, because it’s been so useful to me. Simple, clear, bite-sized information is what you need when you’re busy during pregnancy and tired and busy during the baby’s first months.
The type of information is wide ranging, the tone is friendly and encouraging, never patronising, and the app addresses not only practical concerns but also deals with emotional ones - partner relationship, body image, etc.
I’ve also enjoyed the videos. I sometimes shared ideas or information from the app with my family during this process, and sometimes thus was an easier way to introduce a conversation topic with my boyfriend.
I did not read anytime else during my pregnancy (apart from labour pain management). I felt both informed but not overloaded with information.
The info can seem too simple at times, but it’s been written by experts, despite the simple tone! Highly recommend!
No support for miscarriage
When I first downloaded this app, it was recommended to my by my midwife as the NHS’s choice. Initially I thought it was great, until at my 12 week scan I was told my baby had no heart beat. The next 3 weeks were horrific, but being told repeatedly that 1/3 pregnancies end in miscarriage meant that I knew I had to deal with this and move on. Repeatedly receiving notifications on my babies progress was excruciating and not having the ability in this app to report the end of my pregnancy was shocking. There was no help or guidance on miscarriage and the notifications on babies progress was relentless. With this app being the recommended app by the NHS and not having any information or support on miscarriage is sad. When I tried to email the support team to suggest this was a feature to add (as I can imagine I’m not the first to find this as a problem) all I got back was “we can’t respond to every email”.
Other apps out there have just as much content but with the added content of miscarriage - download a different one and spare the heart ache 💔
Developer Response ,
We are so sorry to hear that you had a negative experience. We are quick to respond to email requests to disable an account for any reason but don't seem to have a record of your complaint anywhere?
It is also strange that we don't send out a standard email about not responding to all emails so if you could email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, it would help us understand what happened.
We are in any case developing a more meaningful end of pregnancy pathway to support parents with loss.
Please take care.
Baby Buddy Team
- Best Beginnings
- 80.1 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © 2014-19 Best Beginnings
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.