Maternal Health

Willow Launches Willow Go, A New In-Bra Wearable Breast Pump

About a year ago Willow added $26.8M in Series C funding and shared that it would invest in further product development. And it seems like the effort has paid off as the company is introducing Willow Go, it’s brand new in-bra wearable breast pump to the world! According to the company Willow Go “offers moms the freedom and benefits of a completely…

Philips and Nuvo Lauch a Pilot in Rural Colorado to Extend Access to Prenatal Care

Nuvo, the company behind INVU, an FDA-cleared remote pregnancy monitoring platform is teaming up with Philips to increase access and adherence to prescribed care in remote areas, beginning with a pilot program in rural Colorado. The INVU sensor band enables the delivery of remote non-stress tests and maternal & fetal heart rate monitoring today while pioneering new data-driven personalized pathways that Nuvo…

Maternal Health Startup Noula Health Raises $1.4M in Pre-seed Funding

Maternal health startup Noula Health has closed a $1.4M pre-seed round led by Muse Capital and Precursor Ventures. Other participants in the round include Crista Galli Ventures, Visible Hands VC as well as angel investors Jill Koziol, the Founder & CEO of Motherly and Alex Cohen, the Director of Product at hybrid primary care clinic Carbon Health. Noula Health Founder & CEO…

Zaya Raises a $7.6M Seed Round to Make European-inspired Maternal Care Accessible in the U.S.

Maternal health company Zaya has raised $7.6M in seed funding led by Inspired Capital. Other investors include Story Ventures, Tiger Global, Operator Partners, and founders and executives from Cityblock Health, Oscar Health, Dispatch Health, and Headway. Zaya works with practitioners, health plans, and patients to make whole-person maternal care accessible. Building upon the foundation of OB/GYN care and hospital services, the company unlocks…

Wildflower Health Raises $26M to Support the National Expansion of its Value-Based Maternity Care Offerings

Wildflower Health, a women’s health solutions company specializing in digital and value-based care has raised$26 million in new funding. The round was led by TT Capital Partners with participation from existing investors, including Providence Ventures, Health Enterprise Partners, Hatteras Venture Partners, and Echo Health Ventures. “Despite increased venture investments in women’s health, providers and payers have struggled to advance true value-based care…

Delfina Raises $5.3M for Its AI-powered Pregnancy Platform to Address the Maternal Health Crisis in the U.S. and Beyond

A couple of days ago new data released by the CDC revealed that despite increased public and governmental attention on maternal health, maternal mortality in the United States continues to rise with Black maternal health disparities still glaring. Shocking results especially as the U.S. already has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the developed world. “There is hardly a space…

Ovia Health Collaborates with the National Birth Equity Collaborative to Launch a New Birth Equity Hub

Family health company Ovia Health is collaborating with the National Birth Equity Collaborative (NBEC), an organization committed to optimizing maternal and infant health on a Black History Month content hub that includes a birth plan series and educational content about birth workers and birth equity designed to empower members of Ovia’s community. Ovia Health was acquired by Labcorp last August and has…

These Two Women’s Health Projects Received Spark Grant Innovation Awards from Ariadne Labs

Ariadne Labs has announced nine recipients of the Ariadne Labs Spark Grant innovation awards. The Spark Grant program provides support for new and early-stage ideas focused on addressing gaps in health care and improving delivery of care. This year two women’s health focused projects were among the recipients. Five projects funded by Harvard Medical School (HMS) Dean’s Innovation Grants in Health Care Delivery were…