Each year, about 1 in every 33 babies born in the United States has a birth defect, a leading cause of death in the first year of life according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Show Your Love app, developed by CDC in partnership with Anthem, Inc., can help women of reproductive age explore how to protect their health and their babies-to-be.
The app is one componment of the Show Your Love Campaign, which aims to increase the number of women who plan their pregnancies and engage in healthy behaviors before becoming pregnant to reduce the number of birth defects.
The Show Your Love app helps women navigate their pathway to pregnancy. The app supports women who wish to become pregnant plan their pregnancy and chart their course, offering features to maintain a healthy lifestyle including:
- Daily tracking of behaviors.
- Tips, tools and resources for healthy behaviors.
- Helpful reminders including appointments, ovulation and taking medication.