Improving the health of moms and babies globally’

Modern antenatal care

In 2015, an estimated 303 000 women died from pregnancy-related causes. Every year, 15 million babies are born preterm (before 37 weeks of gestation) and 2.6 million babies were stillborn. Quality healthcare during pregnancy and childbirth can prevent many of these deaths. Yet, globally only 64% of women receive antenatal (prenatal) care four or more times throughout their pregnancy.

“More and better quality contacts between all women and their health providers throughout pregnancy will facilitate the uptake of preventive measures, timely detection of risks, reduce complications and address health inequalities,” says Dr. Anthony Costello, Director of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health, WHO. “All children have a right to the best start in life. Investment in the health of women and children is also one of the best ways of building a more prosperous world,” says Ms. Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Member of the High-Level Steering Group for Every Woman Every Child.

How can we help address the biggest challenges in prenatal health?

Bloomlife is a women’s health company focused on improving the health of moms and babies. Bloomlife combines connected devices with data analytics to deliver personalized guidance and reassurance to moms and better information to improve clinical decision making for doctors.

With an inspiring event in the Knights’ Hall in The Hague on 24 April, we kicked off the joint development of shared purposes to take on global challenges. Do you think Bloomlife can actively contribute to our shared purpose to create modern antenatal care, which prevent pregnancy complications, lower preterm birth rates and reduce stillbirth?

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