MinSafeStart is an ongoing project in Norway from September 2019 to March 2020.
About the project
MySafeStart is a patient-centered mobile application (app) for tracking nausea and vomiting during pregnancy (NVP) developed by the University of Oslo.
The aim is to determine whether a mobile application (app) can have an impact on NVP symptoms by:
- Empower pregnant women to better self-management of nausea and vomiting
- Better communication with the physicians
- Promote more optimal pharmacological treatment
NVP is one of the most mismanaged conditions among pregnant women, even though up to 80% of pregnant women experience NVP. Studies have shown that NVP may have a profound impact on pregnant women's wellbeing and that even mild NVP symptoms significantly reduced pregnant women’s quality of life.
The project is funded by the Norwegian Extra Foundation for Health and Rehabilitation through the Norwegian Women's Public Health Association.
The MinSafeStart-project is conducted in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of researchers, programmers and interaction designers from the University Center for Information Technology, University of Oslo, Norway.