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MySafeStart (Australia)

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-manage of nausea and vomiting
  • Better communication with the physicians
  • Promoting 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. As NVP symptoms often occur during the first period of pregnancy where antenatal care not yet have been established, it is important to empower women to optimally self-manage their care to ensure maternal and fetal health.


The project is funded by the Norwegian Extra Foundation for Health and Rehabilitation through the Norwegian Women's Public Health Association, The Norwegian Pharmaceutical Society, Norwegian PhD School of Pharmacy, and UiO: Life Science. 


The MySafeStart-study is conducted in collaboration with the MotherSafe service at the Royal Hospital for Women in Sydney, Australia. The app was developed by a multidisciplinary team of researchers, programmers and interaction designers from the Department of Pharmacy, University of Oslo, Norway. and the University Center for Information Technology, University of Oslo, Norway.

Published June 26, 2019 9:39 AM - Last modified Sep. 19, 2019 1:58 PM