FAQues

Answers to your most commonly asked questions

  • What is babyQ?
    BabyQ is defined as the potential your baby has, while in the womb, for intellectual, emotional, psychological, and physical development. BabyQ tells you: how to maximize your unborn baby’s potential for healthy development how well you are nourishing your unborn baby and helping her to grow strong how...
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  • Who is babyQ for?
    The babyQ program is for anyone who is pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant. It is also educational for husbands, partners, other family members, and close friends....
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  • What does your babyQ score mean?
    Your babyQ score is a measure of how well you are nourishing your unborn baby.  Your score can range from 1 to 100.  It reflects your baby’s potential, while in the womb, for healthy growth and development.  We base this score on your lifestyle and current health behaviors...
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  • What is the babyQ survey?
    The babyQ survey is a set of short questions with multiple choice answers on nutrition, exercise, mood, social support, and other areas of your life from a health point of view.  For example: How many times per week do you exercise? How many servings of fruit do you...
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  • What is babyQ personalized health coaching?
    Once you receive our first babyQ score, you can begin the babyQ health coaching program, also called Messages by babyQ.  The entry point is the babyQ phone app on your smartphone or through www.babyQ.com. This is positive, helpful advice from the babyQ team on how to improve your...
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  • What does it take to have a healthy baby?
    What does it take to have a healthy baby?  Most people would probably say something like this:  “maintain a good diet, sleep well, take naps, exercise, don’t smoke, and don’t drink.”  A good start, but not nearly enough for babyQ. We know there is much more to having...
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  • What is the babyQ phone app?
    A quick, easy, starting point  The babyQ phone app is a program you can easily download from the babyQ website and the app stores, including iTunes, to your smartphone.  This is a great way to start BabyQ. Use the babyQ phone app to find your BabyQ score.  Getting...
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  • What is a que?
    A Que is a signal or message a pregnant woman sends to her baby in the womb, which has an effect–positive or negative–on the baby’s growth and development. Examples of cues include vitamins, minerals, protein, fats, carbohydrates, and hormones. These travel from a mother, through her blood system...
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  • How does the babyQ app calculate my score?
    The babyQ scoring system is based on our analysis of more than 39,000 deliveries from our local hospital system.  We also use recommendations from the World Health Organization, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Institute of Medicine, and thousands...
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  • How did you develop the babyQ Survey?
    The babyQ program was developed as a convenient way to help guide mothers-to-be on the best ways of caring for the child inside them. It was inspired by an analysis of more than 39,000 deliveries conducted by Mark Gostine, MD and Gareth Forde, MD PhD. Their study showed...
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  • What is DHA?
    DHA is a fatty acid or fat molecule. The brain and retina of the eye mostly consist of fat molecules. Of all the fat molecules in the brain DHA and the fatty acid ARA are the most common. Indeed DHA and ARA are 20 percent of the brain...
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  • What is BPA?
    BPA is a molecule that is a common building block in plastic water containers and in the lining of canned foods. It has been used since the 1950’s in the United States. Recently the FDA’s National Toxicology Program reported that “recent studies provide reason for some concern about...
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  • Why is Vitamin D so Important?
    Vitamin D is a steroid hormone which is a molecule built on cholesterol that turns genes on and off. It is involved in hundreds of genes in the human body and many organ systems including building bones and muscle strength, brain protection, prevention of heart and lung disease...
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  • What are endorphins and how/why do I produce them?
    Endorphins are small protein molecules produced in your brain and act like narcotics. They help relieve pain and make you feel euphoric, and are responsible for a “runner’s high”. Your unborn child produces endorphins from her side of the placenta and may be partially responsible for mother child...
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  • What are hormones?
    Hormones are small molecules produced in one organ of the body and sent to another organ as a signal. Adrenalin is a good example, it is produce in the adrenal gland which is located on top of the kidney, but its effect is on the heart causing it...
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