Why 2024 will be pivotal for women’s health and pregnancy health: A conversation with GV’s Cathy Friedman
The need for women's health and pregnancy health advancements is undeniable and urgent. Despite lifesaving breakthroughs in fields like oncology and cardiology, women's health hasn’t kept up. The U.S. is in a state of crisis, with an increasing number of preventable maternal and infant mortalities.
Patient Perspectives: Ellen’s and Jessica’s Stories: How one woman’s preeclampsia experience shaped her sister’s pregnancy journey
“The more we talk about these things, the more women realize, ‘Other moms have gone through this and they’ve come out on the other side, and I’m going to come out on the other side too,’ ” Ellen says. “I’m sure that was a lot of the comfort that Jessica had. She saw that I was OK, my babies were OK, and she would be, too.”
Why pregnancy health is the next frontier in precision medicine – a discussion with General Catalyst’s Holly Maloney.
Recently, Mirvie CEO and Co-Founder Maneesh Jain sat down with one of Mirvie’s investors, Holly Maloney, Managing Director at General Catalyst, to discuss how better diagnostics can enable biology-driven and preventative care that can leapfrog pregnancy care into the 21st century.
Preeclampsia without Warning: Alicia’s Story
“I didn't think I had a risk,” Alicia says. “I know there's always a risk of anything because pregnancy is different for everybody, and it's different with each one. But I didn't feel any different than I did with my first pregnancy. That's what was crazy.”
Courtney’s Story: Caught Off Guard by Preeclampsia and Postpartum Preeclampsia
“No one mentioned postpartum preeclampsia,” Courtney says. “Maybe it's because my blood pressure went back to normal after delivery. My labs were perfect. But I’ve learned the more you can listen to your body and listen to yourself to advocate for yourself, the better."
Predicting and Preventing Preeclampsia: Learnings and Insights from ACOG 2023
ACOG 2023 in Charm City is a wrap! We had a wonderful time connecting with hundreds of attendees from all around the world in Baltimore, hearing from leading experts on themes including the maternal mortality crisis and preeclampsia, and learning so much.
Doctors and Patients Agree: Pregnancy Care is Overdue for a Change
The future is bright for innovation in pregnancy health and the prenatal care journey. After decades of patients being forced into the same pathway for care delivery, doctors and patients are breaking the mold and redefining what optimal pregnancy health means for them.
Patient Perspectives: Jenny’s Story
“They told me I was going to have to be admitted,” Jenny recalls. “And I said, ‘I can't really be admitted. I mean, it's too early. And, you know, I have a baby shower to go to.’ They said, ‘Well, you're having a baby today.’”
SMFM 2023 highlights!
The Mirvie team is back from attending the largest meeting of pregnancy health leaders of the year, the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), which took place in San Francisco at the beginning of February. Such an energizing meeting to reconnect in person after 3 years!
Mirvie’s top 3 pregnancy health predictions for 2023
With many headlines in 2022 bringing concerning updates on the state of pregnancy health, it may be difficult to imagine a positive future for 2023. Indeed, with the U.S. maternal mortality rate being the highest among industrialized nations1 and the recent news that over 80% of pregnancy-related deaths are preventable2, the stakes are higher than ever, as are the challenges faced by expecting parents and their care teams.