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Are you pregnant? Sign up to test new midwifery service Juno

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GraceEMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 23-Feb-21 12:21:16

We are looking for Mumsnetters who are pregnant to test out Juno’s new midwifery service. Juno is an easy-to-use mobile app that gives you instant access to a network of expertly qualified paediatricians and now midwives.

Juno is currently only available on Apple iPhone or iOS devices. You’ll need to make sure that you’ve installed the latest version, instructions on how to do this here.

Here’s what Juno has to say: “Juno is such a great resource for new parents and parents-to-be. It will provide expecting and new mums with access to midwifery support at the touch of a button, to help alleviate anxieties and concerns at such an important time in their lives.

As we want to build the best possible tool, we want to quickly learn what you love and what you would like to see more of so that’s why we’re working with Mumsnet and all our product testers! We can’t wait to hear from you!”

Selected testers will be sent a unique link to the App Store and subscription code that will provide them with a free 6 week trial of the service, which usually costs £9.99 a month.

Once you’ve set up your account, you’ll need to set up your ‘baby bump’ profile and then start asking the midwives your questions. Don’t worry, they are ready to take any question that comes to mind!

Following testing the product, selected testers will need to give their feedback via a thread on Mumsnet and a short survey. All testers who give the required feedback will be entered into a prize draw where one MNer will win a £100 voucher for the store of their choice (from a list).

Please note that at the end of your exclusive offer period (6 weeks), if you haven’t cancelled your subscription, you will be charged going forward. However, you’ll also receive a reminder from Apple and an email from Mumsnet before this happens.

If you’re interested in taking part, please sign up here.

Thanks and good luck!


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Pulledamonica Thu 25-Feb-21 06:27:10

I'd sign up to test but I'd want a full subscription for the duration of my pregnancy. Why would I want to test something so useful for only a fraction of my pregnancy? If you send physical products to people to test, they get to keep them.

TOWGA Thu 25-Feb-21 09:57:44

I have signed up, I'm 24 weeks pregnant and seems like a good app for people like me that worry!

Evidencebased Sat 27-Feb-21 00:21:32

Is this yet another in a long line of MNHQ promoting private medicine?
Do you support our NHS, with medicine free at the point of us efor all, or not?
Happy to promote a 2 tier system?
Happy for unequal health resources to go to those who can afford to pay over the odds?

Doughnut100 Sun 28-Feb-21 17:59:00

Thank you @Evidencebased

Why is mumsnet promoting private medicine? At a time like this when the NHS, although brought to its knees by Tory underfunding, has quite literally saved our country.

On demand medical attention for pregnant women - but only those who have spare cash to splash about. Who gives a toss about the ones desperately saving every penny for their new baby?

Elitist, American style services like this have no place in a forum that is supposed to be an inclusive place for all women and mothers. @GraceEMumsnet shame on you.

SeaWitchly Sun 28-Feb-21 21:48:11

This seems like a trial to buy a service rather than a trial to test a service. I agree with PP who says the entire duration of the subscription should be free for those who agree to be testers as a thank you for their input. I also agree with PP that it is years of Tory underfunding of NHS maternity services which have brought us to this place. I would be interested to know who owns Juno and what connection they have to the Tory government... another Tory party donor or a family member perhaps hmm

ArtemisBean Mon 01-Mar-21 07:36:42

Yet another thing only available to Apple users 🙄

ChancesWhatChances Tue 02-Mar-21 12:14:37

Why is mumsnet capitalising on pregnant women?

ChancesWhatChances Tue 02-Mar-21 12:17:15

Also, MNHQ clearly don’t understand the way Apple works. You do not get reminders before your subscriptions renew, even finding your subscriptions within your mobile is a chore and a half. And MNHQ emails get diverted to most people’s spam inbox, so what real safeguards is MNHQ going to take to prevent pregnant women being out of pocket?

ChancesWhatChances Tue 02-Mar-21 12:19:10

Also, your ad for this app really states who they’re targeting - vulnerable women who are overly anxious and want reassurance immediately. Absolutely disgusting to target people in that way.

ChancesWhatChances Tue 02-Mar-21 12:21:46

Yet another comment too - that app isn’t a midwife service. Here’s the apps description in the App Store. Nowhere on the app description, provided by the developers of the app, does it mention midwifery services.

VivaLeBeaver Tue 02-Mar-21 20:36:48

I’d be interested to know what Quality Assurance this app has? Are you vetted by the CQC?

Do you have written policies for the advice which your midwives should be giving or are they just free to decide what to advise themselves?

What sort of audit process do you have to ensure correct advice is being given.

What training and updating do your employees do?

Are they subject to mandatory annual training like an nhs midwife would be?

Can I remind any pregnant woman that the nhs should always be there to answer questions. Any medical type concerns you should always be able to get help. Midwives are there 24/7 on labour ward, most hospitals have a self referral antenatal assessment centre of some description where again you can ring and talk to someone and be seen if necessary.

For less pressing/general pregnancy questions Mumsnetters are generally quite good (obviously not for specific medical advice).

Dowermouse Wed 03-Mar-21 11:41:24

Thank you women of Mumsnet, for your questioning, articulate, sceptical brains. Nobody is worth more money to marketers and data collectors than a pregnant woman.

ChancesWhatChances Wed 03-Mar-21 13:09:40

@VivaLeBeaver according to their app description they employ paediatricians that are registered with the GMC and have membership with the royal college of paediatrics and children’s health. There is no midwives and the app states it’s to “ask questions and raise concerns about your child’s health”. There is no mention of pregnancy, midwives or face to face consultations anywhere on the app. It’s designed to you can private message a paediatrician and receive a reply to alleviate any anxieties you might have about your child’s health. If you have a real medical concern or if your child needs seen face to face you’d still need to contact your own GP and go through treatment that way.

It’s basically an app making money off anxious mothers that get worried if their child comes down with a cold. As an anxious mother who frequently gets extremely worried the second my child comes down with a cold, I think this app and MNHQ promotion of it a disgrace and it very coldly highlights the fact that MNHQ only see their users as cash cows. How sad how far they have fallen.

VivaLeBeaver Wed 03-Mar-21 14:47:35


Oh I totally agree with you about it being an app to make money of anxious mothers.

In the original post though it does state that they now have midwives so I would like my questions to be answered.

Though in truth the same questions stand for the paeds training/risk management/policies as they do for the midwives.

There's a deafening silence though. It's bad enough to make money off anxious mothers (though I also accept that some maternity care in some areas can not be as good when it comes to being able to ring someone up and ask questions as others). But I'm also worried about the quality of the information being given and how are they keeping a check on this?

VivaLeBeaver Wed 03-Mar-21 14:48:17

juno is such a great resource for new parents and parents-to-be. It will provide expecting and new mums with access to midwifery support at the touch of a button, to help alleviate anxieties and concerns at such an important time in their lives

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