Safe Pregnancy and Birth 17+

The Hesperian Foundation

    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings
    • Free



Up-to-date info to support healthier pregnancies and safer births. Developed for health workers and midwives. Includes both English and Spanish. Works offline.

Safe Pregnancy and Birth provides accurate, easy-to-understand information on pregnancy, birth, and care after birth. Clear illustrations and plain language make this award-winning app practical and user-friendly for community health workers, midwives, and individuals and their families. Free and small to download, this app includes both English and Spanish and works offline.


• staying healthy during pregnancy – how to eat well, what to check during pregnancy, how to manage nausea and other common complaints
• making birth safer – supplies to have ready before birth, how to help during each stage of labor, recognizing warning signs and when emergency care is needed
• care after birth – how to care for the baby and parent immediately after birth, and in the first week, including post-partum depression and breastfeeding support
• how-to information – quickly reference essential health care skills by topic
• pregnancy calculator

Safe Pregnancy and Birth App complements and supports the work of midwives, birth attendants, health educators, and communities to improve maternal and child health around the world. Like all apps from Hesperian Health Guides, it has been community-tested and vetted by medical professionals. This app does not collect personal information.

Once downloaded, the app does not require an internet connection. If connected, users will be able to access links to additional information on sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence, and resources for LGBTQIA+ people and people with disabilities.

What’s New

Version 3.0.16

Completely redesigned based on extensive feedback since its original release, Safe Pregnancy and Birth now shares the familiar look and feel of other Hesperian apps and is multilingual English/Spanish. New features include a pregnancy calculator, updated art, improved navigation, and search functionality. Expanded content allows for a more holistic approach to pregnancy, birth, and the time after birth, and includes strategies for communities to work towards change.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Linda Spangler M.D. ,

Contains Lifesaving Information!!!!

I love this incredible app! It was developed by Hesperian Health Guides, the folks that develop and publish “Where There Is No Doctor”. Their focus is helping poor people around the world take control of their own health. Their Safe Pregnancy app, like all their material, uses simple language without “medicalese”, is beautifully illustrated and medically accurate.
The app concisely offers excellent advice on preventative care, pre-natal monitoring and support, as well as detailed, potentially lifesaving information on how to respond to danger signs during pregnancy and birth. Unlike most medical texts, which make the assumption that you already know the specifics (often rendering their information useless), this app offers step-by-step instructions on how to carry out each procedure with medications and technology available in developing countries. Their instructions could easily be followed by village healthworkers and midwives.
I highly recommend this app to anyone, such as students, NGO workers, Peace Corp volunteers, and missionaries, who work in areas where women do not have ready access to medical care. You literally could save a life.

Max Paul Friedman ,

Excellent, clear, user-friendly

This app provides clear, accessible advice for women (especially in developing countries) on maternal health and avoiding complications during pregnancy. The suggestions are practical and helpful even in the absence of physicians or where resources are scarce. Well done, Hesperian!

jamaicanese ,


This is a scary app that is dangerously giving medical advice when it should not be. I'm SHOCKED that this app was even published. Doesn't apple even read the content of these app submissions????

If the assumption is that you are stuck in the North Pole with a pregnant woman with absolutely no access to medical care - fine, I guess this will do. But the danger here is that people who have absolutely no medical knowledge are being "taught" how to be a doctor. Advice such as "give magnesium sulfate if you know how" is utterly ridiculous and extremely dangerous. This is just one of many idiotic suggestions this app makes. This drug can only being given in a medically supervised setting with an IV and monitors for breathing, blood pressure, heart rate not to mention a fetal monitor. You can kill someone by giving this drug! I've read those reviews that say this is perfect for healthcare workers in remote areas, blah, blah... If you are in such as remote area where there is absolutely no health care then I highly highly doubt you will even have access to magnesium sulfate so where is the LOGIC to even advising this????

App Privacy

The developer, The Hesperian Foundation, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

More By This Developer

You Might Also Like

Guide to Clinical Midwifery
ESW Resource for Midwives
Safe Delivery
GynZone - OBGYNs and midwives
Pocket Bishop Score
Health & Fitness
Nursing and Midwifery Global