During each of my pregnancies I remember having those moments of fear when I thought I could not feel the baby moving, a parent’s biggest nightmare. Bellabeat Connected System along with the BabyWatch app “allows you to connect with your unborn baby and share your experience with friends, family and moms-to-be.” The Bellabeat takes away the fear but also adds an element of emotional happiness when you hear your baby’s heart. Bellabeat co-founder and COO, Urska Srsen, stated “that the goal of Bellabeat’s system is to give pregnant women the data and feedback they crave while in between doctor visits.” This is a fantastic benefit because in healthy pregnancies, the doctor visits are 1 month apart and so the Bellabeat and BabyWatch gives you that feedback that you need in between those visits.
For $129 you can track, detect and hear your baby’s heartbeat anytime you want. The pocket sized device allows you to listen to and record your baby’s heartbeat and share it with your friends and family. To use the Bellabeat, place the handheld fetal Doppler on your tummy and listen to your baby through your phone. The BabyWatch home fetal monitor is simple and safe to use and and is FDA and CE licensed.
The BabyWatch app does more than track and share the heartbeat, it also organizes your prenatal care, tracks weight gain, nutrition and fetal movement (kick counts). BabyWatch takes it one step up by including a social element, BabyWatch Global. Connect with other women who are in your same boat and share pregnancy stories. BabyWatch is a free one stop shop app that is available on Android and iPhone.
The newly launched Bellabeat is not innovative as there are other fetal Dopplers available for home purchase but the difference is that this device combined with the Babywatch app allows pregnant women to connect their tracking device information with real information from the app. It is too early to have user reviews on the Bellabeat but you can have confidence knowing that the team that founded the start-up are on to something with this device and app and I bet it will become mainstream in the years or even months to come.