MommyMeds Empowers Expectant and Breastfeeding Moms - App Now Free

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[] Lubbock, Texas - In celebration of the launch of the new MommyMeds(TM) brand for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, the iOS mobile app MommyMeds(TM) is now free for a limited-time. Available for free until December 1st, the app and new complementary website help mothers look up symptoms and safety information on thousands of medications.

MommyMeds, an extension of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's (TTUHSC) InfantRisk Center, now offers a WebMD-like hub for mothers, lactation specialists and natal care professionals with the newly launched MommyMeds website. For a continued experience, the MommyMeds app will now feature information from the new website. MommyMeds was created with extensive evidence-based research by one of the world's leading experts in perinatal pharmacology, Thomas Hale, R.Ph.,Ph.D.

"A healthy mom makes a healthy baby," InfantRisk Center Executive Director, Dr. Hale said. "There's almost always something a pregnant mother can use safely, and we want to promote that with a variety of useful tools and information."

Resources in the MommyMeds app include:
* Reliable safety ratings and other information for more than 20,000 drugs, vitamins and herbals
* Enter a product name or sort by category to find product safety information and determine if it is safe for use during each trimester and while breastfeeding
* Convenient barcode scanner for over-the-counter medications
* Lists appropriate drugs for various conditions while pregnant or breastfeeding, including headache, nausea, allergies and more
* Hot topics related to pregnancy and breastfeeding

"MommyMeds(TM) is vital for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers," said TTUHSC President Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D. "The app could become as synonymous with prenatal care as folic acid and ultrasounds. We commend Dr. Hale and the InfantRisk Center for their significant contribution to the health and safety of women and infants."

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Optimized for iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 Plus
* Requires iOS 7.1 or later
* 9.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
MommyMeds - Pregnancy Safety Guide 1.1.5 is compatible with both the Android phone and Apple iPhone. The app is available in the App Store for free until December 1st. The app will continue to be available for $1.99 in the App Store and Google Play Store thereafter.

Based in Amarillo, Texas, the InfantRisk Center maintains an international call center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. Since opening in 2010, its staff has responded to more than 35,000 calls from physicians, lactation consultants and mothers, as well as 1.7 million Web visitors from all over the world. The TTUHSC InfantRisk Center, funded by a seed grant from the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health, strives to educate health care providers and the general public to reduce birth defects and create healthy breastfeeding relationships. The center's highly-trained staff provides current, evidence-based information about the use of medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.


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