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.
The Future of Pregnancy Health: How knowledge motivates action and engagement in pregnancy care
Mirvie conducted the first ever “Future of Pregnancy Health” Report in the fall of 2022, asking over a thousand new and expecting moms about their views on pregnancy health. As a company laser-focused on the future of pregnancy health, we wanted to hear firsthand what women care about most in pregnancy. We asked them a broad range of questions, from their views on their healthcare to their trust in their team, and gleaned powerful insights along the way.
An OB/GYN’s perspective: High blood pressure disorders in pregnancy have doubled in the U.S. – what every woman should know
With high blood pressure in pregnancy on the rise, here’s what everyone needs to know about this important pregnancy complication, and what you can do to prevent it.
PCOS Awareness Month: Top 10 PCOS pearls I wish everyone knew for better pregnancy health and beyond
September is polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Month, which brings an opportunity to highlight this important condition that can significantly impact pregnancy health and a woman’s overall health. It is one of the most common and underrecognized issues we see in practice as OB/GYNs.
Personalized medicine has arrived for some specialties, but not yet others: here’s why pregnancy care is next
Despite the successes seen in oncology, personalized medicine hasn’t yet translated to other fields as effectively. We believe it’s time for this to change and that pregnancy health is ripe for innovation.
The urgent need to innovate pregnancy health to a proactive, personalized and preventive future
The key advances in pregnancy health in the 20th century were primarily focused on reacting to problems more effectively rather than proactively anticipating and even preventing complications. Now, in the 21st century it is imperative for us to move past simply reacting to complications as they arise and to shift the focus to prevention.