BabyMed is an innovative and integrated mobile health information service that delivers accurate, affordable, and timely information relating to maternal and child health care. The platform will provide important weekly health messages to pregnant women, mothers with new born babies and their family members. It comprises of free text messages, free voice messages and a mobile application.
The main components of the platform are: (1) Connect mothers with health care providers in order to improve the likelihood of a healthy pregnancy and birth. (2) Deliver vital health information and knowledge to mothers, especially first-time moms who need this information the most.
BabyMed will send maternal health-related text messages twice weekly to pregnant women, who are enrolled in the project. The system will also send messages to midwives to encourage phone contact with pregnant or postpartum women, especially around the time of delivery.