AnandiMaa is a complete solution for pregnancy care that has been designed with the specific purpose of providing quality antenatal and postnatal services to pregnant and lactating women in underserved and marginalised regions of India.
Initially, I was skeptical of using a mobile app as I had not used a smartphone before. But the training helped me understand the simplicity of using the features. Initially I used to take 15-20 mins to put all information, but now I take about 7-10 minutes only per visit. The kit has enhanced the relationship with community to an extent that now small children from the community help us find the pregnant women in slums whenever they see us come with kits (as these women many time don't open up about their pregnancy until very late).”
I visit 6 villages through the CareMother program. I observed I am getting early registrations of pregnant mothers, earlier no one was ready to tell about their pregnancy. Now mothers come to me for getting checked. Early days mother in law was not ready to send mother to me, now they are coming to me with their daughter in law to listen to fetal heart sound. Now a days husband also comes with her. It shows care and support. Family got connected because of the fetal heart sound of the baby.
“When I came to Rubi, who was pregnant & not registered at any health facility, and tested her using Care Mother kit, found her Blood Sugar to be exceptionally high. I then told Rubi about Gestational Diabetes during which Rubi confided in her that she had had a miscarriage before due to high blood sugar. I then facilitated Rubi’s to consultation with doctor and also counselled her family about Gestational Diabetes.”
In early days family never took mothers to hospital because of money and time but now I am going to their doorstep for antenatal checkup and it is free of cost. If I am not available in my hometown pregnant mothers are coming to my home in the evening. I now am able to also monitor & improve on the Haemoglobin levels of mothers due to targeted interventions and drug delivery to pregnant mothers possible because of AnandiMaa mobile Application”