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The Maternity Foundation

No woman should die giving life!

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I have looked over the earlier contributions on this great challenge, but haven't seen The Maternity Foundation mentioned yet. So I would like to share that with you. 

Please visit to learn more about their work and to check out their Safe Delivery app. See a video introduction to the app here

I am not affiliated with The Maternity Foundation, but admire greatly what they do. The image is found on Thanks to les Anderson for the great image!

What is a provocation or insight that might inspire others during this challenge?

Every day, 800 women die from complications in pregnancy or childbirth. Maternity Foundation works to ensure a safer childbirth for women and newborns - everywhere. (taken from the maternity foundation website)

How does this research relate to our use cases and personas?

This is for both mothers and healthcare practitioners

Tell us about yourself:

I am a physiotherapist and a biomedical designer working with healthcare innovation.

Are you currently an employee of Sutter Health or UCB Pharmaceuticals?

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The Safe Delivery App


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Thank you, Thomas! It is great to see you in the challenge.

I am very impressed with their Safe Delivery App:

I hope I get to see you in the ideas phase as well.

Also, is there any chance you could find an image to go along with it? Images help grab attention and tell a story. You should be able to use the Edit Contribution button on the top of your post and follow the instructions to add images from there. Looking forward to seeing more of your inspiring insights on OpenIDEO.

Maybe you could include the video about the app -

Photo of Thomas Detlefsen

Thank you for your response Kate. I will update the post with an image and the youtube videolink :)

All the best,