IN dept HealthThe Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has launched a new mobile application aimed at improving infant and maternal health in Indiana.

The free app, called Liv, was debuted during Wednesday’s Labor of Love infant mortality summit in Indianapolis.  The app features information designed to help women improve their health, whether they are planning to become pregnant, are already pregnant or are parents.

The app promotes early prenatal care and education about pregnancy. It includes information about nutrition, an interactive calendar, a journal feature and more than 100 articles, checklists and how-to’s based on best medical practices. It also includes links to other resources, including contacts for doctors, hospitals, food banks, Women, Infants and Children (WIC) clinics and birthing centers. Users can sign up to receive messages and alerts appropriate to their stage of pregnancy.

“Having a healthy baby starts long before a woman becomes pregnant,” said State Health Commissioner Kris Box, MD, FACOG. “The new Liv app will help women learn what steps they can take to improve their health before and during pregnancy and give their babies the best possible start to life.”

The Liv app was created by Indianapolis-based technology solutions company eimagine using funds appropriated by the Indiana General Assembly. It is available on both the Apple store and Google Play by searching “Liv: A pregnancy app.” Visit for more information.