Maternal Health

Babyscripts Announces Partnership with HOPE Clinic to Reduce Systemic Racial and Ethnic Inequities in Maternal Health Outcomes

Babyscripts, a virtual care platform for managing obstetrics, announced today that they are entering into a partnership with the Asian American Health Coalition, dba HOPE Clinic, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) serving the community of Houston, Texas. The partnership provides pregnant patients who receive care at HOPE Clinic access to the Babyscripts myJourney app and remote monitoring solutions during the entirety…

Maternity Startup Oula Enters Hospital Partnership with Mount Sinai for Deliveries

Maternal health startup Oula, combining the best of obstetrics and midwifery care, has announced its partnership with Mount Sinai West, one of New York’s well-respected hospitals. Through this partnership, Oula patients — who receive prenatal, birth, and postpartum care via the company’s collaborative medical team, Brooklyn clinic, and remote care platform — will now be able to deliver their babies at Mount Sinai.…

Survey: Pregnant Women Lack Awareness About Preeclampsia, the Second-Most Common Cause of Maternal Death

May is Preeclampsia Awareness Month, and a recent survey is underscoring a stark need for more education around the second-most common cause of maternal mortality in the United States. The survey of nearly 800 women, including expectant mothers, new mothers within the last year, and those who are considering pregnancy, was conducted by Progenity, a biotechnology company with an established track record of…

United Health Foundation Launches $2.6 Million Partnership with Touro University Nevada to Improve Maternal Health and Reduce Disparities in Underserved Communities

The United Health Foundation, the philanthropic foundation of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), is partnering with Touro University Nevada (Touro) to improve access to high-quality prenatal care for underserved and homeless women in southern Nevada. The three-year, $2.6 million partnership will help reduce maternal health disparities and increase the state’s OB-GYN and family medicine physician workforce. According to America’s Health Rankings’ latest Health of…

Willow Adds $26.8M in an Extended Series C Round to Invest in Product Development and Further Expansion

Willow, the company forever changing the way moms pump with the world’s first all-in-one, in-bra wearable breast pump with full spill-proof mobility, today announced an additional $26.8 Million in funding through a Series C Extension round –  led by Endeavour Vision, alongside NEA (New Enterprise Associates), Pura Vida Investments, Purple Arch Ventures (a part of Alumni Ventures Group), Logos Capital, and Gaingels. This extension…

Wildflower Strengthens Commitment to Black Maternal Health with New Tools and Resources for Black Mothers

Wildflower is announcing a new suite of support for Black mothers and their birthing people, available within the company’s digital platform for navigating healthy pregnancies and growing healthy families as part of the company’s efforts to improve Black maternal health. Healthcare inequity in the U.S. has resulted in a maternal healthcare crisis that disproportionately affects Black women. As an example, Black women…

Babyscripts Teams Up With Mississippi Public Health Institute on a New Maternal Health Initiative

Babyscripts, a leading virtual care obstetrics platform, has teamed up with The Mississippi Public Health Institute on an initiative to improve maternal health outcomes and reduce maternal health inequities by offering remote patient monitoring programs to OB-GYN practices to help care for their patients. The initiative will offer eligible Mississippi providers use of the Babyscripts platform, which provides remote patient monitoring to…

Merck’s Women’s Health Spinoff Organon Announces the Acquisition of Maternal Health Company Alydia Health

Merck and Alydia Health have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which, after the intended Merck spinoff of Organon, Organon will acquire Alydia Health. Alydia Health is a commercial-stage medical device company focused on preventing maternal morbidity and mortality caused by postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) or abnormal postpartum uterine bleeding. PPH is one of the most common complications…