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Moms Help Moms

This is an app/website chat room for expectant/new mothers in the same country to talk and post tips and helpful information for each other.

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In no more than 3 sentences, please tell us who your idea is designed for and how it reimagines the new life experience.

My idea is designed for expectant or new mothers who need information about how to keep up their overall health during pregnancy or want to talk to someone going through the same thing. The hope would be to create a support group atmosphere where people can ask questions or post their own tips and any information they know to the app as a whole, or they can create their own separate messages of small groups or a single person. It will be something mothers can go to in need or to help others.

My idea is designed for expectant or new mothers who need information about how to keep up their overall health during pregnancy or want to talk to someone going through the same thing. The hope would be to create a support group atmosphere where people can ask questions or post their own tips and any information they know to the app as a whole, or they can create their own separate messages of small groups or a single person. Not everyone wants to talk to a therapist or can afford it, so a free easy to access chat room might be a good alternative to let people talk out their frustrations or concerns so anything they are going through won't weigh down on them and affect their mental health. It will be something mothers can go to in need or to help others.

At what stage is your idea?

  • Back of the Napkin Sketch: I came up with this concept and would love support in making it come to life!

What early, lightweight experiment might you try out in your own community to find out if the idea will meet your expectations?

Creating a website and posting fliers around the community to sign up if interested to see if it would work in one area before trying to advertise it to a whole country.

What skills, input or guidance from the OpenIDEO community would be most helpful in building out or refining your idea?

I don't know anything about creating a website and I am a university student so any guidance from someone more experienced would be greatly appreciated.

This idea emerged from...

  • An Individual

Are you an expecting, new, or experienced mom?

  • no

Are you a healthcare practitioner?

  • no

Are you a current employee of UCB Pharmaceuticals or Sutter Health?

  • no

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This is a great idea and mine is pretty similar. I wanted to know if you had considered how this idea/chat room would be different from other chat rooms and website on the internet already.

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