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Happy Pregnant Women, Applications for Companion for Pregnant Women, Ideas for ITS Lecturers

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Advisor for the Happy Pregnant Women Application Project, Retno Aulia Vinarti SKom MKom PhD

Advisor for the Happy Pregnant Women Application Project, Retno Aulia Vinarti SKom MKom PhD

ITS Campus, ITS News – Physical health during pregnancy and after giving birth is a significant factor in determining the development of the fetus she contains. But sometimes, Indonesian people still ignore the mental health of pregnant women, which also affects their physical health. Departing from this phenomenon, a Lecturer from the Information Systems Department (SI) of the Institut Teknologi Sepuluh November (ITS) initiated an application to accompany pregnant and postpartum women, Bumil Bahagia.

Retno Aulia Vinarti SKom MKom PhD, the Application Project supervisor, explained that the Bumil Bahagia application has excellent features to detect the risk of preeclampsia, namely the event of an increase in blood pressure in the final trimester of pregnancy. “With the Bumil Bahagia application, mothers can detect the risk of preeclampsia through checking blood pressure, pregnancy history, and various indications and tips presented,” he explained.

Not only that but there are also discussion topics about conditions during pregnancy for consultation with an obstetrician and features for calculating the risk of postpartum depression (PPD) or postpartum depression. “This PPD detection feature is also an advantage of this application because it does not exist in similar applications,” explained the familiar woman named Vivin.

An example of the interface of the Happy Mother's application which can now be downloaded via the Google PlayStore

An example of the interface of the Happy Mother’s application which can now be downloaded via the Google PlayStore

In the application development process, his team also worked with obstetricians Dr Nur Lailatul Fadhilah, SpOG MKedKlin and a psychiatric specialist, Dr Azimatul Karimah, SpKJ. “Mothers can use this application from the beginning of pregnancy until about three months postpartum,” he added.

Interestingly, this application is a digital version of the book entitled Bumil Bahagia the Series by Dr Nur Lailatul Fadhilah SpOG MKedKlin, first published in June 2021. There are various tips that mothers can listen to in this book if they experience some instances during pregnancy. “Some of the articles in the application, such as consultation tips per trimester are also included in this book,” he said.

The application, which Vivin initiated, and two other IS lecturers, Raras Tyasnurita SKom MBA PhD and Amalia Utamima SKom MBA PhD, is available and can be downloaded on Google PlayStore. In addition, ITS Information Systems alumnus Wahyu Whisnu Wardhana SKom also participated in developing ideas and making them happen in the form of an Android application.

The cover display of the Bumil Bahagia The Series book written by Dr. Nur Lailatul Fadhilah SpOG MKedKlin, the printed version of the Bumil Bahagia application

The cover display of the Bumil Bahagia The Series book written by Dr. Nur Lailatul Fadhilah SpOG MKedKlin, the printed version of the Bumil Bahagia application

Currently, research is being conducted to make the Happy Mothers application provide music recommendations to make pregnant women relax by reading the mother’s behaviour when typing messages on social media, recording voices and detecting through faces. “In the future, it is hoped that this application can issue music recommendations to make mothers more relaxed, especially if they are at risk of experiencing PPD,” added this doctoral graduate from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

Vivin and the research team hope that in the future, the Bumil Bahagia application will be able to be integrated with Internet of Things (IoT)-based intelligent home systems such as loudspeakers to recommend relaxation music and automatic message senders to friends or close relatives of the mother to provide constructive support. “As the name implies, Bumil Bahagia, we hope that this application can make pregnant women happy by helping to maintain their physical and mental health,” said Vivin optimistically. (ITS Public Relation)

Reporter: Fathia Rahmanisa

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