The Rise of Pregnancy Apps and the Implications for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Women: Narrative Review
Jo-anne Patricia Hughson, J Oliver Daly, Robyn Woodward-Kron, John Hajek, David Story
JMIR mHealth and uHealth | JMIR Publications | Published : 2018
Background: Pregnancy apps are a booming global industry, with most pregnant women in high-income countries now using them. From the perspective of health care and health information provision, this is both encouraging and unsettling; the demand indicates a clear direction for the development of future resources, but it also underscores the importance of processes ensuring access, reliability, and quality control. Objective: This review provides an overview of current literature on pregnancy apps and aims at describing (1) the ways in which apps are used by women, in general, and by those of a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background; (2) the utility and quality of informati..View full abstract
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The authors wish to acknowledge funding from a Macedon Ranges North Western Melbourne Medicare Local Grant. We would also like to thank Evelyn Hutcheon at the Western Health Library Service for her valuable assistance.