A collaboration between University of Manchester, clinicians from Manchester University NHF Foundation Trust (MFT) and Graphnet has led to a new app which allows pregnant women to record their blood pressure and glucose measurements at home. Information is then sent to their midwifery team in real-time. Midwives monitor the results and escalate for additional treatment if there is a need. The app also provides guidance and information for the users and was designed using feedback from people previously under the clinical team's care to help inform design and content.
It was developed during the Covid-19 pandemic because pregnant women are at higher risk and so it was essential to avoid hospital attendance where possible.
The app is now available at three hospitals in Greater Manchester and has supported more than 400 pregnant women so far.
The functionality of the MyMaternity app is set to be integrated into the GM Care Record.