Dulles, Va. — StoneSprings Hospital Center and Reston Hospital Center are now offering a new and interactive skill called “40 Weeks”, which is intended to answer pregnancy-related questions for users. Available through Amazon Alexa, the “40 Weeks” skill provides information on the most frequently asked questions from expecting moms and new parents. "40 Weeks” is the first pregnancy-related Alexa skill offered by a health system.

Some of the topics covered by the skill include trying to get pregnant, infertility, common worries, and questions that moms-to-be may be embarrassed to ask a healthcare provider. The skill also includes a tip of the day with pregnancy-related trivia.

The skill directs users to the site Nopregnancyisperfect.com, where they have the ability to view stories from other parents on their pregnancy-related experiences and learn about the maternity services, classes and providers at StoneSprings and Reston Hospitals. Location-specific recommendations are made by zip code.

“Patients in our Northern Virginia communities benefit from our tremendously talented, knowledgeable, and caring physicians and nurses every time they visit one of our facilities,” says John Deardorff, president and CEO of Reston Hospital Center and HCA’s Northern Virginia market. “Now our support extends to their homes, providing valuable information throughout their pregnancy.”

To enable the “40 Weeks” skill, visit Amazon.com under Alexa Skills.