Motherhood

Femtech Company Elvie Raises a £58M Series C to Invest in Product Development and Growth

Leading UK-based femtech company Elvie has just announced the closing of a £58M Series C. The round was led by BFG with participation from funds and accounts managed by BlackRock, a consortium including Hiro Capital and Westerly Winds, Octopus Ventures and PPGL. Elvie was founded in 2013 by Tania Boler. Its current product line-up includes Elvie Trainer, an app-connected Kegel trainer, Elvie…

Mombox Acquires WellNested to Provide Full Suite of Postnatal Care Services to Support New Moms

Leading D2C postnatal care company, Mombox, announced today its acquisition of WellNested, a Boston-based technology solution company designed to help new parents find and book quality and affordable postnatal care services. Mombox plans to integrate the technology as part of its larger relaunch later this year. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. WellNested’s Chief Operating Officer, Karina Akib, will join Mombox to oversee the…

Medela Partners with Good+Foundation to Support 850 Breastfeeding Families in Need

Breast pump brand Medela has announced an in-kind donation to benefit breastfeeding families in recognition of 40 years supporting families across the USA. The donation includes Medela double electric breast pumps and nursing tanks and bras that will be used to support 850 new and expectant mothers in need to be distributed by Good+Foundation, a non-profit organization and long-time Medela partner. Good+Foundation…

Investigational Pill for Postpartum Depression Shows Promise in Clinical Trial Led by the Feinstein Institutes

Scientists from The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research have announced the publication of results from a phase 3 clinical trial looking at the safety and efficacy of the oral neuroactive steroid zuranolone (30mg) in the treatment of patients with postpartum depression (PPD). The findings published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Psychiatry showed that after two weeks of daily treatment, women treated…

Hair Wellness Company Nutrafol Launches a New Postpartum Hair Nutraceutical

Nutrafol, a leading hair wellness company, has launched a first-of-its-kind, physician-formulated nutraceutical supplement, Nutrafol Postpartum, that targets the root causes of hair thinning for women in the postpartum period. The newest addition to the company’s existing lineup of natural, clinically effective hair wellness supplements, Nutrafol Postpartum joins Nutrafol Women and Nutrafol Women’s Balance to support hair health through key stages of a…

Merck Announces the Kenneth C. Frazier Award for Maternal Health Equity to Accelerate Progress towards Improved Birth Outcomes for All

Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, announced today the creation of the Kenneth C. Frazier Award for Maternal Health Equity, a grant award that will be bestowed annually to one organization in recognition of its commitment to and progress toward more equitable, high-quality maternal health care. The award will be granted by Merck for Mothers, Merck’s global initiative…

LiquidGoldConcept Receives an NIH Grant for Further Commercialization of its Lactation Support Training Technology

U.S. based femtech startup LiquidGoldConcept announced it has been awarded an additional $55,000 in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding in support of its Lactation Simulation Models (LSM) and Newborn Oral Assessment and Latch Simulators (NORALSim). The new grant is in addition to $250,000 in NIH support the company received in July of 2020 for its breastfeeding training technology. The $55,000 grant is through the National Centers for Clinical and Translational Science (NCATS), a…

LactApp Launches LactApp Medical, a New Breastfeeding Advice App for Healthcare Professionals

Earlier today LactApp annoucned the launch of LactApp Medical, a new mobile application for breastfeeding advice aimed at professionals. After creating their leading breastfeeding app in 2016, LactApp has now designed a new application that provides useful tools for healthcare professionals who wish to assist breastfeeding mothers and their babies in the best possible way. Unlike LactApp, an app designed for mothers…