Birthing center offers pregnancy app

Dick Kandikio
Dick Kandikio
Judith Nowlin
Judith Nowlin

A Grand Junction birth center has joined with a virtual prenatal care provider to offer clients the iBirth application.

The iBirth app, a product offered through Babyscripts, provides a digital tool to help manage pregnancy from conception to one year after birth.

“The iBirth app gives our clients an exciting way to stay current on their maternity care — any time, any place,” said Dick Kandiko, cofounder of the Bloomin’ Babies Birth Center.

The app provides daily notifications designed to support mothers throughout pregnancy and their baby’s first year as well as tips to reinforce concepts presented in the office or classroom. Tools help mothers track weight, while guides help optimize prenatal and postnatal nutrition.

“Being a Colorado-born business, we at iBirth are extraordinarily happy to partner with Bloomin’ Babies Birth Center in supporting families on the Western Slope toward their best pregnancies and birth experiences,” said Judith Nowlin, chief growth officer of Babyscripts.

Founded in 2012 by midwife Patty Kandiko and her husband and business partner, Dick Kandiko, Bloomin’ Babies offers a range of health care services, including counseling, examinations, prenatal visits and a home-like setting for natural child birth.

Bloomin’ Babies is located at 2241 N. Seventh St. For more information, call 549-1711 or visit www.bloominbabiesbirthcenter.com.