Improved online pregnancy calendar has potential to relieve health visitor burden through an informative online support network for parents.
Online PR News – 04-September-2009 – – TheBabyWebsite.com has developed an online Pregnancy Calendar that offers expectant and would be parents advice. The concept came about after realising that information about pregnancy was usually acquired second hand or through books that had become outdated. By creating an online pregnancy calendar, the company has given the visitors to the site an opportunity to source up to date and medically sound information about each stage of pregnancy.
Not only does this offer an easier and more convenient way to keep informed about pregnancy, but the revolutionary new pregnancy calendar is different from others in the fact that it is an open resource. Other online pregnancy websites often require that visitors become a member to use an online pregnancy calendar. This can deter some people from seeking essential information when they need it and cause them to turn to a health visitor with common queries.
It is recognised that the NHS and the maternity services are under pressure. As such the pregnancy calendar provided by The Baby Website helps relieve the strain by addressing the most common questions that arise during pregnancy. Nigel Crawford, Director, says of the concept, "The idea was to provide sound advice to a large proportion of the population that understandably want to know what happens every step of the way. Our pregnancy calendar is available for anyone to view, which makes it the most easily accessible resource available."
The week by week pregnancy calendar gives an insight into how the baby is developing, the physical changes that happen to the mother's body and health advice for common pregnancy symptoms. This is just one of many informative and helpful sections provided by The Baby Website. Kathryn Crawford, Editor, says that "Visitors to the site form a community of people trying for a baby, expecting a baby and people that have already had children. Advice ranges from a parent's view of the best newborn baby-grow to medical advice about childbirth." she concludes, "What we offer is a supportive network that combines real experiences and opinions with expert medical advice, a service that reflects the nature of pregnancy and parenthood in the real world."