To be a mother is nothing short of a revolution in a woman’s life. It’s practically one of the biggest life-altering events she faces in her journey of living which is so pure and serene that it cannot be replaced with any other memorable incident from her life. Those months a woman goes through before and after pregnancy is undoubtedly special and hence must be taken care of. Apart from the innumerable times a would be mother visits the doctor’s clinic, it’s sometimes necessary to self-track oneself and feel the change for the better. This might sound strange and pretty unstable a thought in the beginning but if you consider it closely, self-tracking your health during this time of life can often save you an unnecessary visit to the clinic time and again. If you are aware of your health status and know exactly whether it’s improving or not, you’d know when to visit the doctor and with what issue.
Now, to consider that kind of smart technology using which a would-be mother can track her health status, you have to enter the zone of wearable technology yet again. With that you need to add the style factor too because women, in general, prefer stylish accessories rather than dumb looking wearables that have got nothing to do with fashion and design. We’ve seen such stylish wearable tech accessories in recent times but when it comes to considering their compatibility with pregnant women; it’s a no! Pregnancy is a delicate time for women since it brings a newborn in the limelight as well who, unlike us grownups, may not be able to grasp in all that new technology as easily as we do. Inspired by nature and the elegance of European wood, the makers behind Bellabeat wanted to bring about this new series of wearables that are not only efficient health trackers for moms and pregnant women but are also naturally sustainable so as to ensure mothers and their babies stay safe when using them. As told on their press release, “With their new family of products made from high-quality European wood, Bellabeat is bridging the gap between sterile medical devices and the natural journey of pregnancy and motherhood.”
A Bridge Between Health Tracking and Fashion
Their first product being a monitor that enabled moms-to-be hear their fetus’ heartbeats and share them across, Bellabeat has travelled a long way since then and is now being termed as “Fitbit for pregnancy” all over the web. The new series of quantified self-tools to pregnancy they’ve launched has literally brought in a new ecosystem in the world of pregnancy-friendly products that can make those special moments from a pregnant woman’s life more empowering and most importantly, healthy. As told by Urška Sršen, Co-founder and CCO, “There is beauty and power in nature, and that inspired us to create products that would bring that experience back to women and expectant mothers. Combining advanced technology with natural woods and organic materials, we aim to help future moms lead a healthier, more relaxed and more connected pregnancy. We want expectant moms to feel empowered with the insight our innovations provide and to feel supported every step of the way.” Out of the three products introduced, what really caught my eye was the Bellabeat Leaf which looks like a brilliant combination of a health tracker and a stylish jewelry that can blend effortlessly with a woman’s daily lifestyle.
Stylish Jewelry Made For Moms-To-Be
Bellabeat Leaf is definitely a health tracker made for pregnant women but the fact that it looks so beautiful and elegant only makes this wearable more coveted among would-be mothers. Since the products have been made from 100% recyclable wood, mothers can worry less about harming their babies while using these trackers during those special days. The jewelry can be worn in any which way like a necklace, brooch or pendant and thus work like a health tracker but in a more environment friendly way. It’s made to track the physical activity, sleep and stress level a pregnant woman goes through which is then presented in a user-friendly way on the corresponding Bellabeat mobile app. So, if a would-be mom is going through a tough time at work and has forgotten to take breaks in between, Leaf reminds her of the same by tracking her breath levels. It vibrates whenever you’ve been inactive for a long span of time as activity is a major constituent for healthy pregnancy. The Leaf and nutrition diary on the Bellabeat app can help women track their nutrition status during this time as well.
One of the most interesting aspects of the Leaf is the fact that it differentiate between deep and light sleep, thus working as a smart tool to track her sleep status every night. You can also make it work as an alarm that will slowly wake you up with gentle vibrations. What really makes it stand out is the design which looks so chic in terms of being a wearable accessory any woman can easily pair up with her daily style quotient. You don’t need to let the whole world know you’re using a health tracker during your pregnancy period as this wearable blends technology seamlessly into your daily life and that too, with the minimum ecological footprint possible. The retail price for Bellabeat Leaf is $119 which is now available for pre-order at $89. Happy Gadgeting!