Franciscan Health’s Family Birth Centers have a new online tool to provide parents and parents-to-be with support at every stage of pregnancy and beyond.
YoMingo is a free parent education program available through a smartphone app and website. The educational content covers pregnancy, labor and birth, postpartum, breastfeeding and newborn care, while tools include a contraction timer, kick counter, feeding log, diaper log, journal and more.
“We are excited to introduce YoMingo to our patients. This digital application will be an asset to patients as they navigate through their pregnancy and post-partum periods. New parents will also benefit from the newborn and, if they should need it, NICU educational modules that the program offers,” said Franciscan Health Crown Point Family Birth Center director Carrie Renschen, who also directs perinatal education for Northern Indiana and Olympia Fields.
The YoMingo app complements Franciscan Health’s perinatal education classes, which can by found by going to FranciscanHealth.org and clicking on the “Patient Resources” menu, then clicking on “Classes, Events & Support Groups.”
YoMingo is available on any device with an Internet connection and comes in multiple languages. Once users register for an account, they can download the free app by searching for YoMingo in the App Store or Google Play.
Patients can receive access to YoMingo through OBGYNs and pediatricians at Franciscan Physician Network or through OBGYNs who deliver at Franciscan Health, or by calling (317) 528-5099.
After signing up, an email will be sent with login instructions. New parents can then access the evidence-based information, milestones and trackers to help them know what to expect throughout their journey.