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19 Feb

CineMama is Here!

Posted by Linda

Women can create a time-lapse video of their pregnancy – and get health tips along the way – through a new, free, interactive iPhone app called CineMama available from the March of Dimes.

Time-lapse pregnancy slideshows and videos are an emerging trend among expecting parents as a way of creating a digital keepsake of their pregnancy to share with loved ones. Through CineMama, the March of Dimes will tap into that trend to share its important health information.

“CineMama is a fun way for us to reach women and let them know that healthy babies are worth the wait,” said Patricia Goldman, March of Dimes, vice president and chief marketing officer. “Moms-to-be will be rewarded with a complete video diary of their pregnancy when they use this app.”

CineMama allows expecting moms to take and upload their photos to the web, easily turn the still pictures into a video, and share it all through social media, such as Facebook and Twitter. CineMama will prompt women to record the ups and downs of their pregnancy, as well as important milestones in a diary that can easily be shared.

The app can be downloaded from iTunes at: It links to the March of Dimes free, interactive iPad magazine “My 9 Months” available from the iTunes store at: It also links to where the new March of Dimes “Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby” book can be ordered.

CineMama is an expansion of the March of Dimes “Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait” public awareness and consumer education campaign, which focuses on the importance of a full term pregnancy.

The campaign encourages women to wait for labor to begin on its own and health care providers to not schedule a delivery before at least 39 weeks of pregnancy, unless there is a medical necessity. Important development of the brain, lungs and other organs occur during the last weeks of pregnancy. Additional information is available at


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Comment by Rachel — March 7, 2013 @ 11:35 pm

I downloaded the Cinemama App for iPhone, but it won’t let me past the Facebook login page… & I don’t have FB. Any suggestions??

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Comment by Anabel — April 4, 2013 @ 11:32 am

Facebook login is required?!? Come on. I’m still in my first trimester and we haven’t told anyone yet, and there’s just no way to be 100% certain my use of this app won’t somehow show up on my FB activity and ruin the surprise. Not everything has to be connected to Facebook, you know.

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Comment by admin — April 12, 2013 @ 3:56 pm

Hi Anabel! Unfortunately we were not able to add another option for logging into the app, however the app will not post to Facebook unless you enable it. It can still be a surprise. We’re sorry about the confusion.

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Comment by Anabel — April 15, 2013 @ 1:28 pm

Sorry but technical glitches and privacy breaches happen all the time with Facebook. Why would anyone want to link an app with their health information to Facebook?

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Comment by Britni — June 12, 2013 @ 1:41 am

Do you have any sample videos available?

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Comment by Tiffany — June 16, 2013 @ 7:52 pm

Disappointed that you need a Facebook account to be able to use this app. I was very exited to use it and I used to have a Facebook account but I didn’t want t so I don’t have it anymore. Not everyone has Facebook….

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Comment by Juliana — July 8, 2013 @ 9:48 pm

I downloaded the app, and I’ve been taking the pictures as often as I can. Suddenly the app started to crash, at first it crashed once every time I opened it but then worked fine once I opened it again. This week it stopped working.
I open it and it just closes itself and wont let me do anything. I’m really sad, I’m already 19 weeks and I would hate to lose all those pics and time


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Comment by Michelle — July 11, 2013 @ 12:40 pm

So upset that I have to use Facebook to use this app. Ridiculous.

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Comment by Emily Dabney — July 15, 2013 @ 10:46 am

It shows up, but when you click to download it you get a message, “no longer available.”

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Comment by Chelsea — July 16, 2013 @ 7:05 pm

Why is this app no longer available? :-( it shows up in the App Store but tells me it is no longer available for purchase/download.

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Comment by Tanya Hay — July 16, 2013 @ 9:57 pm

When is it going to be on andoid

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Comment by Chelsye — July 26, 2013 @ 4:48 pm

I really wanted to download this app but it says its not available for download in the U.S.. So will it ever be available to download for me?

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Comment by Robyn — July 26, 2013 @ 8:03 pm

iTunes is telling me this app isn’t available in the US. Is there any way to download this app?

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Comment by Jenny — August 9, 2013 @ 11:36 am

I’ve been using my app for three months and now it keeps crashing.

Can you tell me how to fix this.

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Comment by Janie — August 11, 2013 @ 7:38 pm

It says its not available in the US… When will it be available. I’m still newly pregnant and hope to use this app the whole pregnancy.

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Comment by annemarie — August 23, 2013 @ 9:23 am

Is there an android equivalent version? I want this so badly.

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Comment by Cindy — August 26, 2013 @ 9:40 am

I am having issue with the app. Everytime i try to log into the app it kicks me out. I have pictures and diary logs that i don’t want to lose. Is there a way I can retrieve all my information?

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Comment by Tara — September 5, 2013 @ 2:45 pm

I want to use this app on my iphone 5 but after I successfully downloaded the app, I open it login to Facebook and it just shuts down after 2 seconds. It just goes back to my home screen. Any fix?

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Comment by KC — September 10, 2013 @ 11:04 am

After nearly 4 months of using the CineMama app…I can no longer get mine to open. It will shut down a second or two after I try every single time. What’s going on? I’m so frustrated because our due date is looming and I really want to see the final video. I don’t understand why the app has stopped working.

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Comment by Kathryn — September 18, 2013 @ 4:31 pm

I just downloaded the app on my new iPhone 4S. It won’t let me open it. When I press the icon it opens for two seconds and then shuts down. I’ve tried deleting and reinstalling, I’ve also updated my phone. Any suggestions? I don’t want to miss my belly growth!

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Comment by Stephanie — September 26, 2013 @ 6:48 pm

I have the app and have been using it for a few weeks, I have been trying for the past week to take my next picture and I can not get past the first page where it shows your last picture. I have rest my phone and then tried, still no go. Help please!!!!!!

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Comment by Catherine — October 11, 2013 @ 10:03 am

I absolutely love the idea of this app! I’m 5 months and have been using
It religiously! But I do have one gripe: half the time, the app doesn’t open or doesn’t let me select anything! I know tons of people have had issues with this app as well. Come out with an update and fix these bugs, please!

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Comment by Katrina — February 12, 2014 @ 12:03 am

I’d like to know if March of Dimes is doing anything to improve this app. I’ve just downloaded the app and was very excited about the idea, but found that it froze or crashed so often that I could not get past the facebook login. This is EXTREMELY frustrating and makes the app unusable. Please MOD – Fix these glitches!

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Comment by Debbie — April 18, 2014 @ 1:48 pm

When can we get it on android? ??


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