Maternal Health

Millie Picks Up $4M in Seed Funding to Raise the Bar for Maternity Care in the U.S.

According to findings from The Commonwealth Fund show that American women have the highest death rate from complications of pregnancy and childbirth, which is more than double the rates of most other high-income countries. Additionally, a 2019 study found that annual maternal morbidity from conception through age 5 resulted in a projected cost of $32.2 billion. Improving these outcomes is a key focus for…

Maternal Health Startup Delfina Joins UnitedHealthcare Accelerator

In March 2022 maternal health startup Delfina Care announced its $5.3M seed round led by Story Ventures to democratize access to best-in-class care for expecting mothers everywhere. A few month later the company now joins the latest cohort of UnitedHealthcare’s 4-month accelerator program along with 9 other digital health startups. The UnitedHealthcare Accelerator first launched in 2019 and has since supported 30…

SheMatters Raises $1.5M in Seed Funding for Its Platform Focused on Black Maternal Health

SheMatters, an online platform and mobile app designed to support women of color who experience postpartum comorbidities by helping them to build healthy habits that can be tracked and openly celebrated, announced the close of a $1.5M in seed round. Participating investors include Oxeon Ventures, Chingona Ventures, New York University, The Fund and Techstars. The company will also change its name from…

Breastfeeding App LatchAid Reveals the Results of Its First Trial in Collaboration with the NHS

Since launching in July 2021, LatchAid, the breastfeeding and early parenthood support application, has gained more than 7,000 users across 94 countries. Early results have now shown that mothers who are using the app are more likely to continue breastfeeding for longer. A six-month NHS trial found that, amongst the 271 UK-based survey respondents using the app, 49% were exclusively breastfeeding at 6-8…

Nike Adds a Maternity Training Program to Its App

With all the mental and physical changes that occur during pregnancy, it’s no wonder why many pregnant people give up the dumbbells for a while. But to help keep them active, Nike is now launching its new (M)ove Like A Mother exercise program on its Training Club app. Consisting of 24 workout trainings, the program covers strength training, cardio, mobility, and yoga…

Anthem Partners with Happify to Launch a New Digital Maternal Health Platform

Anthem and Happify Health are teaming up to help bridge the gap between the unique physical and mental health concerns women face. The new joint program support women throughout their maternal health journey with solutions such as ongoing education, case management, and care coordination. “As a mother to three, I felt what all moms feel – that pregnancy is a roller coaster…

Cayaba Care Raises a $12M Series A to Expand Maternity Health Access and Services to Underserved Populations

Maternal health startup Cayaba Care has raised $12M in Series A funding round to increase staff, launch in additional markets and further invest in technology solutions that will increase access to much-needed holistic maternity services. The round was led by Seae Ventures and Kapor Capital with participation from Wellington Partners, Citi Impact Fund, and Rhia Ventures. This round brings total funding raised to…

Biotech Company Mirvie Raises $60M for Its RNA Platform Focused on Early Prediction of Pregnancy Complications

Mirvie‘s proprietary RNA platform combines revolutionary analysis of tens of thousands of RNA messages from the baby, the placenta and the mom, with machine learning. The platform opens a new window into pregnancy health for expecting parents to act and their doctors to intervene before unexpected complications become a crisis. It can predict preeclampsia and preterm birth months before they happen by…