Happy Mother’s Day!

In celebration of Mother's Day, we talked to our Ovia Health moms about the work they're doing and about life as working parents. Thanks for all that you do, and Happy Mother's Day!

How Ovia Health is Approaching the Cesarean Epidemic

Though the cesarean rate has increased 60 percent over the past 15 years, the cause of the epidemic is largely unknown. Clinical groups and hospitals are looking for ways to audit their practices to help reduce cesareans, but these activities focus largely on what provider can do. That’s where Ovia Health comes in: we’re using data to attack the cesarean epidemic, engaging millions of women to guide them with evidence-based information to make the best decisions for their health.

Approaching The Finish Line: Early Signs of Labor

Bringing a baby into the world takes a lot of hard work -- it’s no accident that they call it labor! In some ways, the hardest part of labor, which ultimately leads to delivery, is waiting for it to finally begin. Although there’s no single indicator that your baby is completely ready to (finally!) make his or her debut, there are several symptoms that can indicate your labor is officially underway.

Trying Again After A Loss

After a lost pregnancy, women and families have dozens of questions. One of the most difficult to answer is: should I try to conceive again? Because there's no “right” path to choose after a lost pregnancy, here is a framework to think through trying again after a loss.

ABC Kids Expo Event Recap

We were thrilled to be a part of the ABC Kids Expo this year -- especially because it gave us a sneak peek at some amazing new gear that’s coming to the market for babies and families. Read here for our recap of the event!

Coping After A Pregnancy Loss

Losing a pregnancy is an emotionally intense experience that feels different to every woman. Because each loss is unique, each healing process is also unique -- and this level of individuality can be isolating. Here are some “big picture” coping strategies that can be tailored to each woman’s journey through loss and its aftermath.

Required Reading From Breastfeeding Awareness Month

The more you know, the more you can do to support the breastfeeding moms in your life (even if that means giving pep talks to yourself in the mirror). Keep talking about how important breastfeeding is, how difficult it can be, and what can be done to help moms everywhere nurse successfully. Giving these articles a read is a great way to start!