Motherhood

Willow Launches a New Line of Accessory Bags and Cases for Its Breast Pumps

Willow, the company behind the spillproof, in-bra breast pump, is now launching a new line of accessories. The breast pump maker is introducing Pump Anywhere cases and bags, created for its popular pumps. Willow CEO Laura Chambers shares: “I searched high and low for beautiful, practical pump bags when I was breastfeeding my little ones. I remember being so underwhelmed with the…

Curio Digital Therapeutics Partners with Axia Women’s Health to Support Patients with Postpartum Depression

Curio Digital Therapeutics and Axia Women’s Health are collaborating to support women at risk for postpartum depression and those diagnosed with postpartum depression. Through the launch of Curio’s MamaLift program, patients can access a web-based program that offers personalized self-help tools and trackers to help manage symptoms of anxiety and depression. According to the CDC, postpartum depression is a public health problem, affecting as…

New Survey from Aeroflow Breastpumps Uncovers New Moms’ Attitudes and Beliefs Towards the COVID-19 Vaccine

Aeroflow Breastpumps, a Durable Medical Equipment (DME) provider specializing in helping pregnant and nursing women receive maternity and postpartum recovery items through their insurance, today announced the results from a proprietary survey designed to glean insights into new moms’ stances on the COVID-19 vaccine. The survey looked at all factors that influence new moms’ decisions about vaccination, including where they gathered information,…

BIOMILQ Raises a $21M Series A to Bring Lab-Grown Breast Milk to Market

U.S.-based mammary biotechnology company BIOMILQ has raised a $21M Series A led by Danish life science investor Novo Holdings and clean tech leader Breakthrough Energy Ventures. Other participants in the round include Blue Horizon, Spero Ventures, Digitalis Ventures, Green Generation Fund, Alexandria and Gaingels. BIOMILQ plans to use the new funds to accelerate commercialization of its lab-grown breast milk. BIOMILQ CEO &…

UK-based Naytal Launches with £300K in Pre-seed Funding to Grow Its Virtual Clinic for Pregnancy & Postnatal Care

Naytal, a virtual clinic supporting women during pregnancy and their postnatal journey is launching today with £300K in pre-seed funding. The round was led by Fuel Ventures. On Naytal women get instant access to health experts including midwives, breastfeeding consultants, psychologists and women’s health physios. Leila Thabet, who co-founded Naytal together with Lara Russell-Jones shares: “Women’s healthcare needs and expectations have evolved,…

PEOPLE’s New ‘Me Becoming Mom’ Podcast Explores IVF, Surrogacy, Pregnancy Loss and More Together with Celebrity Moms

PEOPLE is launching Me Becoming Mom, a new 12-episode weekly podcast where celebrity moms open up about their roads to motherhood. Guests include Hoda Kotb, Alyssa Milano, Padma Lakshmi, Tamron Hall, and more.  The podcast explores the many roads to motherhood during the interviews, not only with the celebrity guests, but also with experts in the field. Topics include IVF, adoption, surrogacy, single parenthood, same-sex couples,…

Seven Starling Launches with $2.9M in Funding to Support Parents During Pregnancy and Beyond

Seven Starling, a platform supporting parents from pregnancy through parenthood, is launching today and announcing a $2.9M raise. The seed round was led by Pear VC, Expa and Magnify Ventures. On Seven Starling parents-to-be and new parents connect in peer groups with no more than 10 others led by experienced doulas. The program, that follows Seven Starling’s proprietary evidence-based curriculum, is cohort-based,…

Challenges of Motherhood in the Modern World

This guest post was contributed by Rebecca Alston from Mamas Like Me, a parenting platform helping families to create a flexible, natural lifestyle without a ton of stress. From the mid-1800, women started actively involving themselves in businesses and work outside their homes.  Today, due to economic, health, and family obligations, more and more women work outside their homes to provide financially…