How Dignity Health Is Responding to the Clinical Challenges of Maternal Mental Health

GUEST POST By Barbara Sheehy, M.S. Enterprise Project Manager for Maternal Mental Health Dignity Health In the United States it is estimated that, at minimum, 15% of pregnant and post-partum women – and an even higher percentage of women of low socioeconomic status – experience anxiety, depression or psychosis. If left undetected and untreated, these […]

Maximizing Maternity – The Most Important Benefit You Offer

One of the most critical employee benefits to maximize is maternity. Approximately 80 percent of women in the workforce will have a baby during their career. High-risk pregnancies rank as one of the 10 most costly conditions for employers. As more employees find themselves card carrying members of the Sandwich Generation, support is needed not […]

No Two Alike: How Mobile Can Help You Reach Today’s Diverse Families

The demographic structure of the modern American family is shaped by many forces including race, socioeconomic status, marital status, sexual orientation, fertility, and gender. To break it down further, there is family structure: nuclear or traditional (two biological parents and children), extended or multigenerational (grandparents, parents and children), single parent, parents living apart or divorced, […]

Preventing Maternal Deaths: How Can Mobile Help?

For an industrialized nation, the U.S. has a staggering number of pregnancy-related deaths. Tragically, 700 women die each year due to complications from childbirth, with black women affected more than other groups. And the number is growing: The maternal mortality rate rose 26% from 2000 to 2014. Perhaps the most alarming fact is that over […]

How the Mom Movement Will Heal Healthcare

Healthcare, we have a problem. And the solution is something we call “The Mom Movement.” Average medical costs for a family of four have increased every year since 2013, and there’s no end in sight. Costs continue to shift to consumers, but most individuals don’t have the tools and information they need to make intelligent […]

Early Returns – Using Mobile to Drive Healthy Starts, Fewer High-Risk Pregnancies

Maternal mortality fell by almost half in developing countries between 1990 and 2015 (UNICEF), but doubled in the United States during the same time frame. That means at least two women die in the U.S. during childbirth every day. And it’s not just deaths that are on the rise. So are “near deaths” at 60,000 […]

Offering a Single Source of Truth – The Greatest Unmet Expectation of Expectant Moms

By Hannelore Buckenmeyer I spend most of my professional time identifying big, important and underlying needs and working to develop scalable, long-term solutions. To do my job well, I have to listen, set my biases aside and resist the urge the make assumptions. All that being said, I’m a skeptic by nature.  When I first heard […]

Wildflower Health Acquires Circle, an Innovative Mobile Health Business

Today, we completed the acquisition of Circle, an innovative mobile health business that was incubated by Providence St. Joseph Health. This combination of technologies and expertise creates a groundbreaking platform for family health engagement. Wildflower is nurturing an ecosystem that allows for individual users to mange the health of their entire family, while accessing benefits […]

Addressing the #1 Complication of Childbirth

As part of maternal mental health awareness month, we’re shining a light on postpartum depression—the #1 complication of childbirth. Did you know that 1-in-7 moms and 1-in-10 dads experience emotional struggles after the birth of their baby? Parents of every culture, age, income level and race can develop perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Symptoms can […]