Maternal Health

Badger Notes: Hull University Teaching Hospitals Launch Digital Maternity Records App

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has recently introduced BadgetNet and the accompanying app, Badger Notes to improve access to maternity records for pregnant individuals at Hull Women and Children’s Hospital. This digital platform transitions from paper-based records to an electronic patient record system, allowing users to view their maternity care record and modify their birthing preferences through a web portal or…

Can We Reduce Maternal Mortality by 10x in Sub-Saharan Africa?

The following guest post was contributed by Dr Lorraine Muluka and Pascal Koenig, co-founders of maternal health startup Malaica. Maternal mortality is one hundred times higher than in Europe Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has a population of ~1.2 billion. While fertility rates are coming down at breathtaking rates, ~40 million babies have been born in 2023. This is more than ten times as…

How Yuzi Wants to Improve Postpartum Care in the United States Drawing on Inspiration from Asia

Yuzi, led by founder Stephiney Foley, brings a fresh perspective to maternal health. With firsthand experience of postpartum challenges, Foley’s vision for Yuzi is centered on redefining the post-delivery experience for new mothers in the US. Inspired by cultural traditions like “zuo yuezi,” Yuzi blends tradition with modernity, offering retreat experiences prioritizing comprehensive care, confidence-building, and community support. Set to launch its…

Baymatob Receives MRFF Funding for Oli PPH, an AI-Guided Maternal Health Device

Baymatob, an Australian medtech startup, has been awarded funding from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) as part of the ANDHealth+ digital health commercialisation program. This program supports Australian startups incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in healthcare. Baymatob’s project, Oli PPH, is a notable recipient of this funding. Oli PPH is based on Baymatob’s Oli maternity sensor and diagnostic platform.…

Samsung Introduces theSUITE, a New Online Women’s Health Resource for Clinicians

Boston Imaging, the United States headquarters of Samsung’s digital radiography and ultrasound business, has launched the Samsung Ultrasound Institute of Technology and Education (theSUITE), a digital platform for sonologists, sonographers, and healthcare professionals. “We are excited to offer an innovative, technology-forward platform that will engage ultrasound users focused on improving women’s health in the United States,” said David Legg, Head of Boston…

Aster Secures $2.4M in Seed Funding to Advance Prenatal and Postnatal Care

Aster, a San Francisco-based health-tech startup, has raised $2.4 million in seed funding, led by Cake Ventures’ Monique Woodard in partnership with Cornerstone VC. The company, co-founded by sisters Fifi Kara and Dr. Lailah Kara-Newton, aims to transform prenatal and postnatal care with its predictive and preventative pregnancy care platform for both patients and providers. This funding round, which also saw participation…

Nest Collaborative Secures $6M in Series A Funding to Scale Its Virtual Lactation Support Platform

Nest Collaborative, a telehealth platform specializing in lactation support, has recently completed a $6 million Series A funding round, bringing its total funding to over $10 million. This investment, led by Altitude Ventures and supported by Bread & Butter Ventures, Carnrite Ventures, Connecticut Innovations, Hustle Fund, and Wavemaker 360, underscores the growing recognition of the essential role lactation support plays in maternal…

Bloomlife Gains FDA Clearance for MFM-Pro, Advancing Remote Maternal Health Monitoring

Bloomlife, a leader in maternal health technology, recently achieved a major milestone with the FDA clearance of their MFM-Pro device. This wearable, designed for monitoring both maternal and fetal heart rates, represents a significant shift for Bloomlife from a consumer-focused model to a clinical, medical market approach. Since its inception in 2015, Bloomlife has been at the forefront of healthtech innovation, initially…