Your Badger Notes account provides real-time access to your maternity records over the internet through a PC, tablet device or smartphone.
The information is generated from the hospital’s maternity system using details entered by a midwife or other health professional. This includes blood test results, reminders about appointments and leaflets and helpful resources.
The app also allows pregnant women and people to add information about their preferred birth plan and flag up any allergies or relevant health issues prior to an appointment.
Users also have the chance to add photos and diary entries, creating a lasting record of their pregnancy and baby’s journey.
As well as empowering you to feel more involved in their care, the app provides a valuable resource for their healthcare team by creating an easily accessible record of their medical and personal information.
What are the benefits?
Corinne Blackburn, Community Midwife and Digital Project Lead, said: “The BadgerNet app is a fantastic tool for both mothers and healthcare workers bringing our maternity services forward into the 21st century and enhancing accessibility and data security”.
Since it launched in June 2018, we have received lots of positive feedback with women telling us it helps them to feel more fully informed about their pregnancy and care.
Going digital also brings lots of advantages for staff, such as reducing the need for duplication and carrying bulky maternity notes. It also helps us to gain a greater understanding of the women in our care – not only medically, but also personally through the comments that they can make through the app.
Mum-to-be, Judith Tuck, said: “It’s great having all the information I need in one place and the app means I can easily check it anywhere, such as on the bus on the way to work.
When it’s your first baby, there can seem a lot of information out there to think about and having it all on an app that you can keep going back to, is really useful.
I haven’t decided on my birth plan yet, but the app is encouraging me to think about it and I can add in comments that will then be shared with my midwife.”
This is an opt-in service and if you decline to use it your information will not be available to anyone via Badger Notes. The information that appears is generated in real-time from your hospital-based maternity system using details entered by your midwife or other health professionals involved in your care.
All information is held securely and cannot be accessed without appropriate login details (similar to internet banking).
How to access maternity notes on your phone or PC
Your midwife will provide you with a security phrase and record your contact details, including your email address and mobile phone number.
You can login to the Badger Notes website by navigating to the following URL in your web browser: https://www.badgernotes.net/
After entering your e-mail address and security phrase, the system will ask for a confirmation code. This will be texted to you.
If using a tablet device, after entering your confirmation code you will need to set a PIN code.
You are now ready to view your records.
How to access on your smartphone
To access the service on your smartphone, please download the Badger Notes app from the relevant App Store. On the app, select ‘create an account’ and enter your email, mobile number and the activation phrase your midwife gave you. For added security we recommend that you set a lock-screen password on your device if this is not already present.
If you forget your password there is a ‘forgotten password’ link on the log in page.
If you are having any problems, please visit the FAQ for common issues and how to solve them.
If you are struggling to resolve your issue, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.