Nixxi is dedicated to educating you about preterm birth and empowering you during your pregnancy journey.
What is Preterm Birth, and Why Is Nixxi Focused on It?
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 1 in 10 babies are born prematurely each year. Preterm birth describes a baby that is born too early. A normal pregnancy lasts 37-40 weeks or about 9 months. A preterm baby is one that is born before 37 weeks. These babies are known as premature (born before maturity) and tend to have more health problems and stay in the hospital longer than other babies. The earlier in pregnancy a baby is born, the greater the chance of serious health problems, both immediate and long-term.
There are three categories of preterm birth based on how far along the pregnancy is (gestational age):
Enter Nixxi – We are a Women’s Healthcare Company Led by High-Risk Pregnancy Doctors.
We understand pregnancies and how to optimize yours.
Nixxi is led by two maternal fetal medicine physicians, Dr. Avi Patil and Dr. Chad Grotegut. Maternal fetal medicine physicians are specialists that care for the highest risk pregnancies. Avi and Chad have over 27 years of combined experience in this field, and they have managed thousands of pregnancies for patients.
For Avi and Chad, and many other physicians, it is frustrating to know that the rate of preterm birth has not changed in over 40 years. Unsurprisingly, the current screening methods are ineffective and miss nearly all pregnant women that deliver prematurely. Avi and Chad have sought to create a new screening tool for preterm birth — one that is accurate, convenient, and cost effective for women.
We are proud to introduce you to PopNatal. PopNatal arms your healthcare provider and you with an early understanding of your risk of preterm birth. PopNatal can be taken from home as you are planning for a family or after you find out you are pregnant. This is the first of several Nixxi tools that will serve to help you have a healthier pregnancy.
Did You Know?
The current process for screening early in your pregnancy is based primarily on your past pregnancy history, and leaves out those women who are pregnant for the first time. Unfortunately, this history-based screening misses 93% of all preterm births.