Be it diagnostic techniques, sophisticated analysis devices, prosthetics, or other areas of modern medicine, the modernization of technologies has unfolded a whole new level of digitization in the healthcare sector. Even, the content like fertilization and pregnancy has also not been left behind.
Technology is changing the lives of pregnant women, making the gestation process live more intensely and differently. The applications of new technologies at this time are multiple, from those designed to offer exhaustive monitoring of pregnancy to those that used to offer, help in case of need, through those in the hospital environment that facilitate medical processes and diagnoses. It is logical to think that, since technology has infiltrated all the layers of the day to day life, it has also produced changes in the way in which pregnancies are conceived.
But in what way does technology for pregnant women modify the experience of pregnancy? Let’s check it out!
A bracelet to prevent sudden death
The bracelet helps in preventing sudden death (the premature and sudden death of a healthy baby). This is a type of accident that occurs, in most cases, in neonates under one year of age and is related to some risk factors such as sleeping face down, excess heat in the room (or shelter), carelessness due to part of parents and the like. Fortunately, the Apno System wearable called the Infant Care System could prevent it. This bracelet controls the child’s heart rate and oxygen, issuing alerts (mobile notifications) when it detects an anomaly. Besides, it produces a minimal electrical shock to stimulate you and restore vital signs if necessary.
Beyond the monitoring that the mother can perform with her mobile device, it is currently also possible to obtain 3D ultrasounds of the evolving fetus. For years three-dimensional impressions of the baby’s condition have been made, resulting in small sculptures to remember. Advances in the field of ultrasound have also served to detect abnormalities in fetuses and obtain detailed information on the state of the unborn pregnancy. With current ultrasounds, the risks of malformations or analysis of the anatomy of the heart or brain can be performed after four or five months of pregnancy, depending on the process.
Baby’s heartbeat at your fingertips
Now, with the help of Shell app, you can now listen to the baby’s heartbeat sitting at home. It is a device connected to an app that is very easy to use and offers remarkable sound quality. It includes a system that filters environmental noise and that is capable of differentiating the pumping of the mother and that of the fetus, isolating the latter to achieve greater clarity.
There is no shortage of options to share this exciting recording with our acquaintances on social networks, the possibility of monitoring a pattern of sounds, saving them, and it even has a specific amplifier to listen to them at full volume.
As you can see, technology and pregnancy are an excellent combination. Now, all family members can better connect with the baby, and of course, they can also be better informed about the development of the little one in the womb.