New app ‘Mahmee’ revolutionizing maternal healthcare
Company CEO Melissa Hanna talked about some of the common issues women have to face during pregnancy.
“In the past 12 months, we've had patients who've experienced severe blood loss and postpartum hemorrhaging. We've worked with families and with mothers that are experiencing prenatal anxiety and supported them in preparing for their childbirth experience in the hospital,” she explained.
In the United States, women of color are three times more likely to die of childbirth complication as opposed to white women.
“What we're seeing now is the crisis of maternity and infant health care come to the surface because the stats around black mother and black infant mortality and morbidity are so inexcusable. There's a huge discrepancy in how patients are cared for,” Melissa continued.
Serena Williams is a popular investor in the company. She almost lost her life after giving birth to her daughter last year.