Colorado Health System Teams with Minnesota-based Startup to Address Postpartum Care

October 3, 2019

(ENGLEWOOD, COLO.) The Mother Love, a Minneapolis based startup focused on postpartum health, is excited to announce a new pilot in partnership with Centura Health, the largest health care system across Colorado and western Kansas, which will begin to address the needs of mothers during postpartum. The pilot will expand a mother’s access to a personalized care experience during the first year post-birth.

According to the World Health Organization, in the US, nearly $30 billion dollars in annual healthcare costs stem from postpartum complications and deaths. Maternal health during postpartum period is largely ignored, leaving women entering motherhood with feelings of alienation to severe, lasting health complications.

The Mother Love, founded by Rebecca Egbert a former midwife, builds meaningful health solutions to fill the gaps in postpartum care. “It is refreshing to work with an innovative health system like Centura Health that is focusing on postpartum care,” said Egbert. “The Mother Love is a catalyst and understands the need to ‘love on the moms’ in our country. Collaborating with Centura is another step forward to improving maternal health outcomes in the U.S.”

In the US, as many as 40% of women do not attend a postpartum visit. Nationally, women of color and women who use Medicaid are at greater risks for poor postpartum health outcomes. Postpartum care and education desperately need reform. The partnership between Centura Health and The Mother Love is crucial for successful postpartum health outcomes and giving women agency in their healthcare.

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About Centura Health
Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 21,000 of the best hearts and minds in health care. Through our 17 hospitals, two senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician practices and clinics, home care and hospice services, and Flight For Life® Colorado, we are making the region’s best health care accessible and affordable in every community we serve. We believe you can inspire the people you care about to live healthier lives by encouraging them to do the little things that can make a big difference. We’re Centura Health, and we’re here for your health. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit Centura Health website.

About The Mother Love
The Mother Love, a Minneapolis-based startup, aims to improve the overall health of moms, including behavioral health, through a personalized postpartum care experience. The company works with health systems and providers to educate and engage patients in high-quality postpartum care. From the time a woman enters motherhood, The Mother Love is her #1 trusted community and go-to platform for her wellbeing. For information on The Mother Love, please visit the website or Instagram @themotherlove.

Media Contact
Wendy Forbes, Centura Health
Director of Media Relations & Public Relations
Mobile: 720-321-4304
WendyForbes@Centura.org

Rebecca Egbert, The Mother Love
Founder, CEO
Mobile: 406-581-1157
Rebecca@LittleMothersHelper.com

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