Motherhood

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…

Famtech Startup Koble Raises a $1M Pre-Seed Round for Its Parenting Platform

Koble, a community-driven famtech startup with the goal to support moms and dads on their parenting journey, has raises $1M led by Garage capital. Other participants in the round include Panache Ventures as well as a number of angel investors. Koble was founded in January 2021 by Swati Matta with the goal to connect parents and health experts. In a nutshell the…

Elvie Launches Elvie Stride, a New Smart Breast Pump Covered by Insurance in the U.S.

U.K.-based femtech pioneer Elvie has announced the launch of Elvie Stride, a new smart, ultra-quiet, hands-free breast pump and the first of Elvie’s products to be broadly covered by insurance in the U.S. Elvie Stride joins the company’s collection of breastfeeding innovations, including the silent wearable breast pump, Elvie Pump, as well as the smart device for pelvic floor muscle care, Elvie Trainer. Elvie developed…