Taking care of a woman’s health before, during and after pregnancy is important to ensure a healthy birth while keeping the mother in a good state to care for the baby. As per World Health Organization, the most common direct causes of maternal injury and death are excessive blood loss, infection, high blood pressure, unsafe abortion, and obstructed labour, as well as indirect causes such as anemia, malaria, and heart disease.
Although important progress has been made in the last two decades, about 2,95,000 women died during and following pregnancy and childbirth in 2017. Almost all of these deaths occur in low-resource settings, and most can be prevented.
Higher rates of early and neonatal mortality were observed among women who are uneducated, poor, nonworking, from rural areas, and having no exposure to mass media. Several studies suggest that, especially in low resource settings, limited compliance with complete antenatal care by pregnant women as well as fragmented compliance tracking mechanisms at the community health level, contributes to the ongoing issues cited above.
REAN HealthGuru virtual care platform can be effectively used to share and update medical information, daily vitals, etc. of expecting mothers with their medical care team and family members. During pregnancy, women can use the friendly mobile platform for the following services:
The mobile health solution will be used to ask questions about diet, glucose level, blood pressure, daily activity, and medications and the data collected through responses will be used to create a predictive model to visualize the risk of developing any complications like gestational diabetes or pregnancy induced hypertension. If the model shows an increase in risk, both the pregnant woman and her care team will be able to take precautions to prevent GDM through diet, activities or medications.