Benefits of having Mimba Bora

1.     Acess to free maternal health information.
2.     Acess to health blogs.
3.     Free ANC visit (one) as a benefit and way to encourage mothers to be part of Mimba Bora Network.
4.     Acess to various discounts from supporters of Mimba Bora network.
5.     Emergency pregnancy hotline available.


How does it work?

Step 1:
Pregnant mother registers. This is done by downloading the application and entering location and date of last menses.

Step 2:
Service provider welcomes her into Mimba Bora Network – responds to above data by informing her how many weeks pregnant she is and when her expected date of delivery is. It informs her of all clinics in her area which are part of the Mimba Bora Network. It also informs her of how many visits she should make to her clinic – and when her next clinic date should be.

Step 3:
When the clinic date approaches, service provider sends sms to mother reminding her of her due visit and what she should expect from the health care provider. Depending on the trimester of pregnancy at time of visit – different things are offered at the health facility. These include: Investigations (tests), vaccines, medications and vital measurements. Special conditions like Rhesus Negative mothers (women with blood groups A –ve, B –ve, AB –ve, O –ve) and HIV positive mothers will also be catered for.


Mobile Application

The mobile application will be created to allow for pregnant women to get information on issues about their pregnancy and the necessary support needed during pregnancy. This mobile application will be downloaded for free

Step 1:
Pregnant mother downloads application from either the internet or from the mobile phone application markets available on compatible handsets.

Step 2:
Pregnant mother registers. This is done by filling in her data on a prompt from the application. (This is similar to how one logs on to view their e-mail accounts). It will involve giving her name, location and date of last menses.

Step 3:
Mobile application welcomes her into Mimba Bora Network – responds to above data by informing her how many weeks pregnant she is and when her expected date of delivery is. She will also be able to download her photograph. It informs her of all clinics in her area which are part of the Mimba Bora Network. It also informs her of how many visits she should make to her clinic – and when her next clinic date should be. It also shows her the approximate size / weight of her baby.

Step 4:
On a day to day basis, it gives her handy tips on how to cope with her pregnancy. It also shows her the increasing size of her baby. To make it easy to understand, it will compare the baby's size to the size of common fruits and vegetables. When the clinic date approaches, the mobile application reminds the mother of her due visit and what she should expect from the health care provider. Depending on the trimester of pregnancy at time of visit – different things are offered at the health facility. These include: Investigations (tests), vaccines, medications and vital measurements. Special conditions like Rhesus Negative mothers (women with blood groups A –ve, B –ve, AB –ve, O –ve) and HIV positive mothers will also be catered for. The mobile application will also allow for the mother to consult with a doctor with any questions she may have. There will also be a provision for the mother to make a picture or written diary on the events of her pregnancy. There will also be several blogs run by members of Mimba Bora and the various other players to help the mother understand her pregnancy. The mobile application will allow for formation of support groups eg support groups after miscarriage. The application will also allow for her to have acess to information about health insurance, lamaze classes, counselling, legal advice, child support services.