13th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare - Demos and Posters

Research Article

Putting pregnancy track in hands of women to try to reduce Maternal-fetal morbidity and mortality

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.20-5-2019.2283806,
        author={Antonio  Godoy and Diego  Mendoza and Jesus  Campos and Lizbeth  Escobedo},
        title={Putting pregnancy track in hands of women to try to reduce Maternal-fetal morbidity and mortality},
        proceedings={13th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare - Demos and Posters},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={PERVASIVEHEALTH - EAI},
        year={2019},
        month={6},
        keywords={empirical studies pregnancy health mobile application pervasive health},
        doi={10.4108/eai.20-5-2019.2283806}
    }
    
  • Antonio Godoy
    Diego Mendoza
    Jesus Campos
    Lizbeth Escobedo
    Year: 2019
    Putting pregnancy track in hands of women to try to reduce Maternal-fetal morbidity and mortality
    PERVASIVEHEALTH - EAI
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.20-5-2019.2283806
Antonio Godoy1, Diego Mendoza1, Jesus Campos1, Lizbeth Escobedo1,*
  • 1: CETYS Universidad
*Contact email: lizbeth.escobedo@cetys.mx

Abstract

Historically woman’s’ health during pregnancy is in hands of doctors. Through monthly clinical visits women are informed about their health. But not all woman have the opportunity to on-site clinical visits or/and woman need constantly support in this hard and unknown journey. This lack of support is worldwide rising the maternal-fetal morbidity and mortality. This paper shows a study towards the design of PREGLOG, a mobile application purely thought for pregnant women to help them overcome any situation which could complicate their pregnancy process, including anomaly logs and useful information about the symptoms they could present during their current pregnancy month. We interviewed specialists in charge of maternal control of women, including three gynecologists and a specialist in Family Medicine, and 10 pregnancies in order to understand pregnancy care and pregnancy doubts, fears, and needs. As a result we obtained valuable insights that will help us to design a prototype which fulfills the main needs for both the patients and the specialists who treat them.