A closely monitored pregnancy is something taken very much for granted when you live in a city. Scheduled ultrasounds ensure you will get to see your child at various intervals during the gestation period, and healthcare specialists are on hand to ensure that everything runs smoothly.
In remote parts of the world, however, that isn’t the case: Women often don’t lay eyes on their child until he or she is born. Sadly, many women don’t get to see their child alive at all.
Increasing High Risk Detection
A pilot study of 656 pregnant women in Padang assessed the use of MOM to facilitate a public-private partnership of midwives and obstetricians and gynecologists (OB-GYNs) with regard to five aspects:
The results were impressive: Detection of very high-risk pregnancies increased by three times during the 2014 pilot study and zero maternal deaths were recorded thanks to identification, timely referral and management using the MOM solution. There was also a 99% reduction in anemia from the first to the third trimester through enhanced patient management.