A Glasgow woman has given birth to a baby girl thanks to an iPhone application.
According to The Sun newspaper, “Britain’s first iPhone baby” was born after a four year wait using an application that measures when a woman is most fertile.
Desperate Lena Bryce gave birth to 6 lb 12 ozs daughter Lola at Glasgow’s Southern General Hospital – on the exact date the application predicted.
“Doctors couldn’t find any reason why we hadn’t been able to get pregnant,” Lena told the tabloid.
“It began to weigh heavily on us. We were considering IVF and adoption when Dudley gave me the iPhone for my 30th. I typed in ‘get pregnant’ and downloaded five apps.”
“The Free Menstrual Calendar was easiest to use so I stuck with it and in two months I was pregnant. Now we have our gorgeous daughter and couldn’t be happier.”
Dr Heather Bromberg, co-founder of FertilityFriend.com, which supplies the application said: “I’m delighted.”
According to the makers, the application allows users to:
Record your periods. Optionally record your intercourse data. Calculate your cycle length automatically based on your data or set it manually. Get predictions for both your periods and your fertile days. Plan ahead. View/Email a cycle stats report of your cycle history. Optionally set a privacy code. Display your cycles at a glance on a easy to read calendar. Read educational tips and information about your menstrual cycle and your fertility signs. Sync/Backup your data with your free FertilityFriend.com account.
Available from the Apple iTunes App Store, the Free Menstrual Calendar requires the iPhone 3.0 Software Update or later.