“Fifty percent of maternal complications can be avoided, but a lot of these issues come from the fact that the model of delivery care hasn’t changed in 40 years. About 12% to 15% of deaths come from blood pressure complications. If we could monitor via Babyscripts or more coordinated care to get intervention faster, we could eliminate massive swaths of delivery events in maternity and reduce mortality events in this country.”

- Juan Pablo Segura, Founder and CEO

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How Babyscripts powers 'connected pregnancies' and brings OB care where it's badly needed

Juan Pablo Segura, co-founder of Babyscripts, sits down with Startup Health to talk about virtual healthcare for moms-to-be.

Around 50% of counties in the United States don’t have an OBGYN to take care of moms when they’re expecting. That’s around 10 million women who don’t have access to an OB for prenatal or primary care. At Babyscripts, Juan Pablo and his co-founder Anish Sebastian put together a kit of devices that pairs with an app so that OBs can monitor the health of their patients every day, virtually.

Given the access problem, It’s an area of health where virtual care just made a lot of sense, but the COVID pandemic tipped it over the edge. Technology that used to be a forward-thinking nice-to-have is now a must-have – which is good news for expectant moms everywhere. Now, Babyscripts is not only expanding to more practices, but they're extending care channels to mental health, and they're walking with moms post-partum.

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Thought Leadership: Blood Pressure and Pregnant Moms

Should remote monitoring be a part of the basic prenatal care package?  What You Need to Know

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Insight from Dr. Demosthenes, MD, OB/GYN

Senior Medical Director of Babyscripts

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If You’re Pregnant, Here’s What You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine

"“Between the two choices of being vaccinated vs. getting COVID, women must make a choice that fits into their own values and the setting in which they work and live,” said Dr. Lauren Demosthenes, an OB-GYN and senior medical director with Babyscripts."

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7 Things to Know About Home Pregnancy Testing

"4. Know when to read the results.
Read the packaging to find out when the test will display results. This generally means three to five minutes – which will feel like hours. There's also a Goldilocks effect, though. If you wait too long, you can get an inaccurate reading. The test may look positive because of an evaporation line left by the urine, Demosthenes explains."

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Is It Safe to Run During Pregnancy?

“It is totally safe and actually very healthy to continue running during pregnancy—especially if you have had a running practice before pregnancy,” says Dr. Lauren Demosthenes, MD, OB/GYN, Senior Medical Director of Babyscripts.

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Do 1st Trimester Orgasms Cause Miscarriages?

Don't Stress: 1st Trimester Orgasms do not Cause Miscarriages. "If you’re already worried about having an orgasm, then seeing some spotting after sex during pregnancy can totally freak you out. “It is sometimes common for women to have some spotting after intercourse and this can cause fear and worry,” says Dr. Demosthens."

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Family Planning: How Long Should You Wait Between Having Babies?

“Most experts will say that six months between birth and being pregnant again is the shortest interval of time that is recommended. But that mostly applies to women who are healthy.” Dr. Demosthenes said.

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What Does Early Labor Feel Like?

"“False labor or “practice” contractions are known as Braxton Hicks contractions and can occur well before your baby is due,” Demosthenes explains. She says these are usually not painful, although they can be uncomfortable.

“Your uterus is a muscle and will become firm – so you may even be able to feel your uterus become hard," she tells us. "These usually last less than 60 seconds and are irregular. They are interesting and annoying, but not a sign that you are going into labor.”"

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What is a retroverted uterus? Will it affect your ability to get pregnant?

Why having a retroverted uterus won’t affect your ability to get pregnant:

""When a woman has a pelvic exam, her provider may mention something about the way her uterus sits in her pelvis," says Lauren Demosthenes, MD, and senior medical director with Babyscripts, adding that having a retroverted uterus "doesn't mean too much – both [variations] are normal. It's just that one is more common than the other.""

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