Maternal Health

LactApp Launches LactApp Medical, a New Breastfeeding Advice App for Healthcare Professionals

Earlier today LactApp annoucned the launch of LactApp Medical, a new mobile application for breastfeeding advice aimed at professionals. After creating their leading breastfeeding app in 2016, LactApp has now designed a new application that provides useful tools for healthcare professionals who wish to assist breastfeeding mothers and their babies in the best possible way. Unlike LactApp, an app designed for mothers…

Milkstork Partners with Salesforce, Bausch Health, and More, Offering Its Family-Friendly Benefits to Employees

As Milk Stork prepares to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th and Employee Appreciation Day on March 5th, the company is proudly highlighting its newest members, who are joining Milk Stork in its commitment to providing key family-friendly benefits to working moms. Known by employers and breastfeeding, working mothers around the world as the first-ever breast milk shipping company, the mom-founded company has…

Femtech Startup AMMA Pregnancy Tracker Secures Investment from SOSV to Enter the Asian Market

AMMA Pregnancy Tracker, a femtech platform catering to pregnant women with personalized healthcare recommendations, has received a 250K investment from US venture capital fund SOSV, and will participate in the upcoming 19th cohort of SOSV’s Shanghai-based cross-border accelerator, Chinaccelerator. AMMA Pregnancy Tracker’s evidence-based pregnancy information and personalized recommendations from professional obstetricians and gynecologists allow expecting mothers to track key changes during pregnancy,…

Marani Health Raises $3.7M to Accelerate Development of Its AI-Powered Pregnancy Care Platform

Marani Health, an AI-powered platform for remote pregnancy care co-founded by the Mayo Clinic, announced today strategic milestones that advance its clinical research & development and go-to-market plans. Heightened demand for telehealth fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in an oversubscribed funding round of $3.7 million. SWL Healthcare Ventures led the round, joined by new investor TFX Capital, bringing the total capital raised to-date…

Ovia Health Joins the Digital Therapeutics Alliance as First Maternal Health Company

Ovia Health, a digital family health solution, is joining the Digital Therapeutics Alliance (DTA), a global non-profit organization with the mission of advancing digital therapeutics into healthcare. Ovia is the first maternal and family health company to join the Alliance. Since 2012, Ovia Health has helped more than 15 million people successfully navigate their parenthood journeys and is on a mission to make a…

LabReady GBS, an Innovative Women’s Health Diagnostic Device to Improve the Maternal Group B Strep Testing Processes, Is Now Available in Europe

Earlier this week Vax-Immune Diagnostics annoucned that it has received CE Mark approval for its first-in-class medical device, LabReady GBS. LabReady’s Group B Strep product is the first in Vax-Immune Diagnostics’ lineup of women’s health solutions that helps avoid life-threatening complications and expensive consequences for mothers and their babies. With CE Mark approval, LabReady is now available to European physicians, patients, and hospital systems. The brainchild…

Femtech Startup Nest Collaborative Announces a $2.1M Seed Round to Scale Its Virtual Lactation Consultation Platform

Today Nest Collaborative, the creator of the first virtual lactation consultation platform, announced a $2.1M seed round led by Altitude Ventures, a healthcare-focused venture capital fund to scale its offering. Other investors participating in the round include Bread and Butter Ventures, Wavemaker 360, Portfolia FemTech Fund II, Connecticut Innovations, Carnrite Ventures, and the Hustle Fund. “More than 3 million mothers in the…

A Recent Survey of New and Expectant Moms Sheds Light on the Future of Pregnancy Care

A recent survey conducted by Nuvo, the company behind INVU, an FDA-cleared, prescription-initiated, remote pregnancy monitoring platform, found that multiple factors have left moms-to-be searching for new remote pregnancy monitoring solutions. The survey, in partnership with Wakefield Reserach, examined the recent experiences of 500 new or expectant mothers and focused on the existing challenges of in-person prenatal care appointments, such as the…