Maternal Health

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…

Nest Collaborative and Women’s Health Connecticut Partner to Improve Breastfeeding Outcomes

Nest Collaborative, the creator of a virtual lactation platform, today announced that it has partnered with Women’s Health Connecticut (WHC), one of the nation’s largest single-specialty OB-GYN (obstetric/gynecology) networks, to provide expectant mothers with no cost prenatal consultations and personalized education, with the goal of improving breastfeeding outcomes. Through the program and partnership, expectant mothers seen by WHC’s providers will be referred…

New Study by Nuvo Group Aims to Advance Research on Prenatal Maternal Distress and Children’s Health Outcomes

Nuvo Group, the company behind INVU by Nuvo, an FDA-cleared, prescription-initiated, remote pregnancy monitoring platform has announced its has partnership with Dr. Liz Conradt and Dr. Sheila Crowell, directors of the Child Adaptation and Neurodevelopment (CAN) Lab, part of the University of Utah’s Department of Psychology, on a study to better understand how prenatal maternal distress is related to children’s health outcomes. INVU is a FDA-cleared remote pregnancy monitoring…

Babyscripts Pilots First-of-Its-Kind Remote Monitoring Product for Maternal Mental Health

Babyscripts, a leading virtual care platform for managing obstetrics, has announced the release of a first-of-its-kind product for real-time remote monitoring of maternal mental health, facilitated by a care provider. The product will be beta tested at several customer sites, including George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates (GW MFA), prior to its official launch. This is the most recent collaboration between Babyscripts…