CROFTON, Md., March 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO), a non-profit organization for women's health educators, announced the launch of its new, APGO WellMom Obstetrics mobile application, Managing Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP), the first and only app designed exclusively for education about the management of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP). The launch of this app, which coincides with International Women’s Day on March 8th, provides an opportunity for women across the country to empower themselves with vital information on NVP.
NVP, commonly called morning sickness, affects up to 85% of pregnant women and can be difficult to manage. Upwards of 3.4 million American women suffer from morning sickness every year, many of whom have symptoms that begin before their initial doctor’s appointment.
The APGO Managing NVP app offers educational information about NVP and was created for use by medical educators to facilitate learning opportunities between faculty and students. The contents of the app serve as a resource for medical educators and healthcare professionals as well as expectant mothers and their social support team.
“NVP is often seen as an unavoidable or necessary part of pregnancy. As educators, we created the Managing NVP app to change the perception and provide the imperative information and tools to minimize the impact of this condition for pregnant women,” said Roger P. Smith, MD, APGO President.
The multi-user platform makes the app a collaborative tool to help educate the community and bridge the gap between healthcare providers and patients by fostering an open dialog about NVP. The app features a three question survey utilizing the Pregnancy Unique Quantification of Emesis (PUQE) Score, to help measure the severity of a woman’s condition. The PUQE Score, as well as the symptom tracker, can be shared electronically with healthcare providers to aid and treat women in an efficient manner.
For medical educators and healthcare professionals: The Managing NVP app offers a practical tool by providing immediate mobile access to APGO educational content, such as a nutrition and lifestyle guide, tips for symptom management and treatment options.
For expectant mothers and their social support team: The Managing NVP app offers information about NVP and a nutrition and lifestyle guide as well as an easy to use symptom tracker, which can be shared electronically with individual healthcare providers.
The free app can be downloaded to mobile devices directly from iTunes or Google Play stores (search “Managing NVP”). It is also accessible online at: www.wellmomapp.com.
About Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO)
The Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) is a non-profit, membership-based organization for women's health educators. Since 1963, APGO has promoted excellence in women’s health care by providing optimal resources and support to educators who inspire, instruct, develop, and empower women’s health care providers to improve the quality of life for all women.
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