Maternal Health

Sibel Health Receives $17.5M Grant from the Gates Foundation to Advance Maternal Health Monitoring

Sibel Health, a healthtech company, has secured a significant grant of $17.5 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This grant is set to propel the development and deployment of Sibel Health’s FDA-cleared wireless monitoring solution, ANNE One, in low-and-middle income countries (LMICs), aiming to tackle obstetrical morbidity and mortality head-on. Sibel Health’s ANNE One platform harnesses the power of advanced…

Frida Launches Uncensored Educational Platform for Women’s Health Products

Women’s health education often faces censorship in the US and beyond, hindering access to vital information on conception, pregnancy, postpartum, and breastfeeding. Frida is now addressing this issue with the launch of Frida Uncensored, a website dedicated to empowering women with uncensored information and guidance for their journey to motherhood. Frida Uncensored offers detailed, uncensored how-to demo videos for products such as…

New Large-Scale Retrospective Study Calls for Urgent Reassessment of Preeclampsia Diagnostics and Care

Preeclampsia is a condition that can pose serious health risks to pregnant women and their babies, characterized by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another organ system, most often the liver or kidneys. Despite significant advancements in maternal healthcare, accurately diagnosing and effectively managing preeclampsia remains a challenge. A recent comprehensive study published in “Pregnancy Hypertension” provides new insights into…

Postpartum Support International Launches New Perinatal Mental Health Support App

Postpartum Support International (PSI) has taken another step forward in providing accessible mental health support for individuals navigating the challenges of pregnancy, postpartum, and loss with the launch of its new mobile application, Connect by PSI. The Connect by PSI app, available for free download in both the App Store and Google Play Store, serves as a comprehensive resource hub for individuals…

The Motherload: Elvie Report Unveils Insights into Postpartum Maternal Health Challenges

Femtech brand Elvie has recently released a report titled “The Motherload: The weight of limited postpartum support,” in partnership with Mother.ly, shedding light on the challenges faced by mothers during pregnancy and postpartum. The report, based on a survey of over 1,000 women with children, offers a factual overview of the significant hurdles encountered by mothers. As a female-founded company committed to…

Canadian Digital Health Company Dialogue Expands Women’s Health Offering Through Acquisition of Koble’s Assets

Canadian virtual healthcare and wellness platform Dialogue has recenlty announced the acquisition of certain assets of Koble, a digital health startup supporting women’s health. The acquisition includes Koble’s suite of proprietary content, software, and intellectual property, which will be integrated into Dialogue’s Integrated Health Platform (IHP). Swati Matta, Founder and CEO of Koble, will join Dialogue’s team as Head of Women’s Health,…

Bloomlife and Valley Perinatal Services Partner to Advance High-Risk Pregnancy Care

Women’s health startup Bloomlife and Valley Perinatal Services (VPS), Arizona’s top provider of care for high-risk pregnancies, have announced a partnership to improve care for high-risk pregnancies through Bloomlife’s remote maternal care platform, Bloomlife Connects. The platform, that recently received FDA approval, integrates connected devices with data analytics to enhance the monitoring and management of high-risk pregnancies, initially focusing on hypertension, a…

FamilyWell Health Secures $4.3M Seed Funding to Advance Maternal Mental Health Care

FamilyWell Health, a tech-enabled behavioral health company, has successfully raised $4.3 million in seed funding to address the maternal mental health crisis. This round of funding, led by .406 Ventures, marks the company’s first institutional capital. GreyMatter Capital and Mother Ventures also participated, supporting FamilyWell’s mission to expand throughout New England and prepare for national growth i the U.S. FamilyWell Health integrates…