Preparing Couples for Birth – There’s an App for That


Alexandra Holloway's Prepared Partner is an online game illustrating how to support a mother through childbirth.

By Ken Burson

Doulas are people with experience at births. They offer their services coaching and waiting on mothers to make the birth process easier. It can really make a difference, but not everyone can afford this help. KUSP’s Ken Burson reports on a UCSC student’s project to make some of what doulas do available in a smart phone app.



Alexandra Holloway’s online Prepared Partner game

Virtual Labor – simple natural birth game online

UCSC’s Center for Information Technology in the Interest of Society profile of Alexandra Holloway

Natural childbirth groups:

Santa Cruz Birth Network

Monterey County Birth Network

Birth apps: lists birth-related apps

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