Maternal Health

Organon Receives FDA Clearance for Technological Updates to the JADA System, a Medical Device to Control Postpartum Hemorrhage

Women’s health company Organon has received clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the Special 510(k) for technological updates to the JADA System, intended to provide control and treatment of abnormal postpartum uterine bleeding or hemorrhage when conservative management is warranted. The product updates include a new kit configuration with updated packaging, as well as a streamlined design to…

PEOPLE’s New ‘Me Becoming Mom’ Podcast Explores IVF, Surrogacy, Pregnancy Loss and More Together with Celebrity Moms

PEOPLE is launching Me Becoming Mom, a new 12-episode weekly podcast where celebrity moms open up about their roads to motherhood. Guests include Hoda Kotb, Alyssa Milano, Padma Lakshmi, Tamron Hall, and more.  The podcast explores the many roads to motherhood during the interviews, not only with the celebrity guests, but also with experts in the field. Topics include IVF, adoption, surrogacy, single parenthood, same-sex couples,…

Maternal and Neonatal Health Company Sera Prognostics Appoints Dr. Michael R. Foley as Chief Medical Officer

Sera Prognostics, a company focused on improving maternal and neonatal health by providing innovative pregnancy biomarker information to doctors and patients, today announced that Dr. Michael R. Foley has been appointed to the position of Chief Medical Officer beginning in January 2022. Dr. Foley will lead all medical activities for Sera as the company executes its vision to be the Pregnancy Company.…

Seven Starling Launches with $2.9M in Funding to Support Parents During Pregnancy and Beyond

Seven Starling, a platform supporting parents from pregnancy through parenthood, is launching today and announcing a $2.9M raise. The seed round was led by Pear VC, Expa and Magnify Ventures. On Seven Starling parents-to-be and new parents connect in peer groups with no more than 10 others led by experienced doulas. The program, that follows Seven Starling’s proprietary evidence-based curriculum, is cohort-based,…

Elvie Launches Elvie Stride, a New Smart Breast Pump Covered by Insurance in the U.S.

U.K.-based femtech pioneer Elvie has announced the launch of Elvie Stride, a new smart, ultra-quiet, hands-free breast pump and the first of Elvie’s products to be broadly covered by insurance in the U.S. Elvie Stride joins the company’s collection of breastfeeding innovations, including the silent wearable breast pump, Elvie Pump, as well as the smart device for pelvic floor muscle care, Elvie Trainer. Elvie developed…

Sonder Health Adds BehaVR’s VR-based Maternal Mental Health Solution to Its Telehealth Offering

Sonder Health and BehaVR have announced a new partnership to offer NurtureVR, a VR-based digital therapeutic to help expectant mothers with stress, anxiety and fear as an additional support tool to users of Sonder Health’s telelactation and telenutrition clinical services. When combined with BehaVR’s NurtureVR program, the Sonder Health telemedicine platform provides moms-to-be and new moms with 24/7/365 support. BehaVR’s partnership with Sonder Health provides…

Field Trip Pursues Postpartum Depression and Treatment Resistant Depression as Lead Indications for FT-104, Its Novel Psychedelic Compound

Field Trip, a leader in the development and delivery of psychedelic therapies, has announced the lead indications for FT-104, its novel psychedelic compound in development, will be Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD) and Postpartum Depression (PPD). Through Field Trip Discovery, its drug development division, Field Trip is developing next-generation psychedelic molecules. Its first molecule in development, FT-104, a prodrug, is a synthetic serotonin-2A…

Babyscripts Raises $12M in Series B Funding to Roll Out Its Virtual Maternity Care Solution

Babyscripts, the virtual care platform for managing obstetrics has raised $12 million in the first close of its Series B funding. The investment is led by MemorialCare Innovation Fund, a strategic healthcare investment company, and will focus on the roll out of Babyscripts Virtual Maternity Care solution to providers across the US, as well as the development of care models specifically targeted…