A woman is faced with many decisions from the start of pregnancy - what scans to have, where to deliver, and what pain relief to opt for in delivery for example. These are difficult decisions with a lot of information to consider. What I am proposing is an app which highlights the upcoming decisions once a woman has entered her delivery date in. The app will link to tried and tested decision support tools to assist the woman in becoming informed. The app will also promote the concept of shared decision making - making the decision in collaboration with the healthcare professional one it is established what the decision is, what the options are, what the risks and benefits are and what is important to the patient – providing space within the app to record the woman’s preferences in preparation for her discussion with her midwife.
Idea No. 433