December 20, 2018
Over 11 million women and parents have downloaded Ovia Fertility, Ovia Pregnancy, and Ovia Parenting to start a family and make important health and lifestyle decisions
BOSTON--Ovia Health, the most loved and trusted health companion for women and families, announced today that over 11 million women and families have used Ovia to navigate their parenthood journey.
Ovia Health's top rated apps, Ovia Fertility, Ovia Pregnancy, and Ovia Parenting, help women and families navigate their reproductive health and fertility, monitor and track their pregnancy, and confidently transition into parenthood. Ovia Health's enterprise solution for employers and health plans improves clinical outcomes and reduces maternity costs by engaging members early and providing highly personalized, clinically-backed guidance, proactively identifying potential health risks, and closing gaps in care.
"This milestone demonstrates the power of our products to engage and support women so that they have the healthiest outcomes possible," said Paris Wallace, CEO of Ovia Health. "The trust and popularity of Ovia allows us to have one of the largest data sets on women's health in the world. This provides an unparalleled ability to understand how women make decisions, identify what trends impact behaviors, and provide critical information so that we can empower women and families to make the best healthcare decisions."
Ovia Health is at the forefront of the fight against the U.S. cesarean epidemic and has been conducting research with academic and research organizations to improve care for women by reducing the c-section rate through education and intervention.
Launching in the first half of 2019, Ovia Health's collaboration with the Delivery Decisions Initiative at Ariadne Labs and the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) will aim to develop and evaluate best practices for putting tools, data, and clinically-validated information into the hands of millions of women around the country, enabling them to self-advocate around important healthcare decisions.
Ovia Health is integrating My Birth Matters, a patient education effort developed by CHCF, the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative, and Consumer Reports, designed to educate women about the risks associated with C-sections and reduce their chances of having one unnecessarily.
"While a c-section can be critical and even lifesaving in certain circumstances, many women are unaware that it is major surgery that comes with serious health risks and should only be performed when absolutely necessary," said Stephanie Teleki, PhD, MPH, Director of Learning and Impact at CHCF. "With Ovia Health making these materials available via its platform, millions of moms will be able to make more informed decisions about their pregnancy and childbirth."
To learn more about Ovia Health, visit www.oviahealth.com.