Pregnancy

Sera Prognostics Partners With Anthem and HealthCore to Improve Outcomes for Preterm Babies

Sera Prognostics, a company focused on improving maternal and neonatal health through innovative precision biomarker approaches, together with leading health benefits company Anthem and its HealthCore subsidiary, an evidence generation company, have launched and started to enroll patients in a study to determine whether a test, along with clinical interventions, can lead to improved health for newborns and mothers. The primary objective…

Nuvo Announces Axia Women’s Health as First in the U.S. to Conduct FDA-cleared Remote Fetal Wellness Checks

Earlier today Nuvo announced today that for the first time, expectant mothers in the U.S. will have access to INVU, a remote monitoring platform that enables virtual fetal wellness check-ins with their doctors from any location. INVU, an FDA-cleared, prescription-initiated device will be accessible through a commercialization agreement between Nuvo and Axia Women’s Health, a women’s health network of more than 400 providers…

Babyscripts Nabs $4M from Network of Health System investors

D.C. maternal health startup Babyscripts has raised millions of dollars in fresh funding from a group of health systems and organizations amid heightened demand fueled by a pandemic-era surge in telemedicine. The company, whose virtual obstetrics platform connects pregnant patients with their doctors, said Tuesday it has secured $4 million from what it’s calling its Strategic Partners Program. That network comprises existing…

US HHS Unveils Action Plan to Address Maternal Morbidity

Black women are three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In light of these statistics, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday morning an action plan to improve maternal health. The road map outlines three targets to achieve in the next five years:  To reduce the maternal mortality…

EHE Health Partners with Femtech Startup Wildflower Health to Launch Their New App for Maternal and Family Health

EHE Health, a preventive and primary healthcare provider organization, launched Thrive Now, its first-ever, clinically-integrated, mobile health app last week. The app is designed to help women prepare for healthy pregnancies, improve maternal and infant health and minimize the risks and costs of preventable complications before and after delivery. Thrive Now offers a set of highly personalized tools and content, powered by femtech…

Babyscripts Adds Three New Board Members: Krista Drobac, Christina Jenkins, MD, and Fran Soistman, Jr.

Babyscripts, a virtual care platform for managing obstetrics, recently welcomed Krista Drobac; Christina Jenkins, MD; and Fran Soistman, Jr. to the Babyscripts Advisory Board. The new group of advisors will offer guidance on Babyscripts’ payer strategy: a unique collaboration for care coordination between Babyscripts, the payer and the provider that seeks to open up new pathways to reimbursement and expand access to…

Garmin’s New Pregnancy Tracking Feature: Meet the Maker!

After adding menstrual tracking in 2019, Garmin recently announced pregnancy tracking, giving moms-to-be a snapshot of their pregnancy along other health and activity data. Through its Garmin Connect app and competiple smartwatch, users can log pregnancy related symptoms, track baby movement, create customizable reminders, and more. This new feature was created for women by women and if you’re curious how pregnancy tracking…

Zaya Launches in New York: “Because of the Coronavirus Pandemic, We See an Adoption Rate, that Exceeds Our Expectations.”

While the COVID-19 crisis surely brings uncertainty for many, some businesses are suddenly seeing somewhat unexpected demand. Zaya, a startup connecting expecting parents in New York, where the company recently launched, to a team of doulas and midwives, is one of them. We spoke to Zaya founder Leoni Runge about maternal care and cultural differences, her experience launching during the COVID-19 pandemic,…