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Pregnancy and Baby Care? There’s an App for That - Now

October 2016

Lacey Eden & Annie Tyler

Most first-time mothers looking for pregnancy information aren’t usually up on all the medical jargon—but thanks to a new app developed by a team of BYU undergrads, they don’t need to be.

Working with assistant teaching professor Lacey Eden, Annie Tyler and a small team of classmates created Best for Baby, an app that provides information about pregnancy and infant immunization.

Tyler edited the information in the app for readability. “Our goal is to give people accurate medical information that they can use,” Tyler says.

Professor Eden directed the creation of the app. “It was a really good experience to have someone like her become a friend and a research mentor,” Tyler says.

The mentored learning experience gave Tyler an advantage in the job search and helped her land a position at the Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas, one of the best pediatric specialty hospitals in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report.

“BYU gives you a chance to get experience and gain close relationships with instructors that are fundamental [for] your career and in life,” says Tyler.

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