Digital Birth: A Birth Partner Training App

Sri Kurniawansrikur@soe.ucsc.edu – Demo Video

Proper preparation and support before, during, and after the onset of labor is key to shortening labor, decreasing the need for interventions during labor, and ultimately increasing maternal happiness. Digital Birth is an educational iPhone-based game about labor and childbirth. It aims to introduce natural coping mechanisms and their effects on labor, to introduce the mechanics of labor and childbirth, to train birth partners to help women in childbirth, to practice interacting with a woman in labor, and to simulate the stages of labor.