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28.12.2022 11:15

New Year's resolution: Safety and good communication for our new-borns

Maike Lempka Corporate Communications
Constructor University

    Make 2023 about communicating effectively! The TeamBaby web app, developed at Constructor University in Bremen, Germany, is designed to support parents in their resolution to communicate safely in the new year. The app is now available for free.

    The new year often feels like starting a new chapter. We anticipate to exercise more, eat less takeout, or spend more time on our hobbies and recovery. Even starting a family or adding a new family member can be one of the resolutions. The possibilities are endless, however, putting them into action is often rather difficult. The right strategy can help, especially when welcoming a new family member.

    A healthy pregnancy and safe birth are often tied to effective communication within a family but also with health care professionals. This means, we are more likely to have a positive pregnancy journey and ideal birth experience when we feel like we are being listened to, and are able to clearly communicate our wishes to those providing care – not only as parents but also as grandparents, friends and partners.

    As part of a team, we experience the support of family, midwives, doctors and nurses. In order to communicate effectively within this team, the work group Health Psychology & Behavioral Medicine from Constructor University in Bremen, now provides their digital asset, the TeamBaby web app, for free. So, time to turn those resolutions into action!

    The TeamBaby digital health tool provides training for parents-to-be and related persons on how to communicate well with each other and health care professionals. There are ten lessons full of tips and exercises on communicating and collaborating effectively. Topics range from properly conveying needs, over making sure every voice is heard, to making the most of the time with midwives and doctors.

    About the Health Psychology Research Group:
    The Health Psychology and Behavioural Medicine Working Group, headed by Prof. Dr. Sonia Lippke, deals with topics of health prevention and promotion for all population groups. In this context, topics such as loneliness, communication and health are also researched.
    For more information on the research group:

    About Constructor University (formerly Jacobs University Bremen):
    An international community, vibrant and diverse. Offering academic excellence, ensuring the highest standards in research and teaching. Empowering students to solve the world's pressing challenges through knowledge and science: Constructor University is a top-ranked, English-speaking, private university. Founded in 2001, it provides a wide range of 25+ academic programs and PhD. The Constructor ecosystem comprises the University, located in Bremen, Germany, and an institute in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.
    Over 1.800 students from more than 110 nations on campus benefit from a unique interdisciplinary, foundational theoretical and practical education. Enriched with a buzzing entrepreneurial culture that prepares young professionals to thrive in the job market. With 6.000+ alumni worldwide, our community keeps growing – with our highest cohort ever registered in 2022.
    The research-centric faculty projects are funded by the German Research Foundation and the European Union's Framework Program for Research and Innovation as well as by globally leading companies.
    The Constructor ecosystem benefits from partnerships with high-ranked universities such as Carnegie Mellon, the University of Geneva or the National University of Singapore School of Computing, and technology companies such as Anisoprint, JetBrains and ChemDiv.

    Constructor is a global institution dedicated to addressing the main challenges of the world through science, education, and technology. Apart from the University, the ecosystem relies on several for-profit entities that provide technology infrastructures and solutions, life-long education programs, consulting services, and funding: Alemira by Constructor, Rolos by Constructor, Constructor Learning and Constructor Capital.

    Wissenschaftliche Ansprechpartner:

    Prof. Dr. Sonia Lippke | Professor for Psychology
    Tel: +49 421 200 4730 |

    Weitere Informationen:


    The TeamBaby app was developed at Constructor University and trains parents-to-be for successful safe communication during birth.
    The TeamBaby app was developed at Constructor University and trains parents-to-be for successful saf ...

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