Motherhood

Sonder Health Adds BehaVR’s VR-based Maternal Mental Health Solution to Its Telehealth Offering

Sonder Health and BehaVR have announced a new partnership to offer NurtureVR, a VR-based digital therapeutic to help expectant mothers with stress, anxiety and fear as an additional support tool to users of Sonder Health’s telelactation and telenutrition clinical services. When combined with BehaVR’s NurtureVR program, the Sonder Health telemedicine platform provides moms-to-be and new moms with 24/7/365 support. BehaVR’s partnership with Sonder Health provides…

Hair Wellness Company Nutrafol Launches a New Postpartum Hair Nutraceutical

Nutrafol has launched a new physician-formulated nutraceutical supplement, Nutrafol Postpartum, that targets the root causes of hair thinning for women in the postpartum period. This is the newest addition to the company’s existing lineup of supplements. Nutrafol Postpartum joins Nutrafol Women and Nutrafol Women’s Balance to support hair health through key stages of a woman’s life, including peri- and post-menopause and now…

Belabumbum and Joyja Launch a New Line of Sustainable Leak-Proof Underwear and Ultra-Absorbent Nursing Pads

Belabumbum, a line of ethically sourced loungewear & intimates made specially for mothers, has announced a new collaboration with fellow Adore Me sister brand Joyja. Joyja creates eco-friendly period panties. Together the brands are now launching a line of leak-proof underwear and ultra-absorbent nursing pads. According to reports, one in three women experience fluid releases during pregnancy and after birth for a variety…

NutureVR: How BehaVR Wants to Transform Maternal Health Using VR-Based Digital Therapeutics

Studies have long drawn a connection between perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs), chronic stress and depression, as well as shortened gestational periods and even preterm birth. BehaVR is now using VR to create programs that change outcomes for both mom and baby for the better. Around 15-21% of moms-to-be suffer from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, which often begin as early…

Breastfeeding Support Platform pumpspotting Raises a $1.15M Seed Round to Expand its B2B Presence

Breastfeeding support platform pumpspotting has announced the closing of a $1.15M seed round led by MooDoos Investments, with participation from Maine Venture Fund, Maine Angels, Launchpad Venture Group, Opus Ventures, Crystal McKellar and strategic investor Punchbowl, Inc. Since its founding in 2015, pumpspotting has focused on engaging and supporting feeding parents. This investment will fuel the company’s growth in the B2B channel, helping employers, retailers and…

Nextiles and Lilu Partner to Launch a Sensor-Integrated Smart-Textile Bra for Breastfeeding Mothers

Smart fabric tech company Nextiles expands its modular data capture platform by partnering with technology and women’s health brand Lilu to bring the next level of breast pumping technology to new mothers. Nextiles works with partners across a range of industries to develop personalized, fabric-based sensors to power clothing for consumers’ everyday needs. The two companies have joined forces as part of a larger initiative…

Femtech Company Elvie Raises a £58M Series C to Invest in Product Development and Growth

Leading UK-based femtech company Elvie has just announced the closing of a £58M Series C. The round was led by BFG with participation from funds and accounts managed by BlackRock, a consortium including Hiro Capital and Westerly Winds, Octopus Ventures and PPGL. Elvie was founded in 2013 by Tania Boler. Its current product line-up includes Elvie Trainer, an app-connected Kegel trainer, Elvie…

Mombox Acquires WellNested to Provide Full Suite of Postnatal Care Services to Support New Moms

Leading D2C postnatal care company, Mombox, announced today its acquisition of WellNested, a Boston-based technology solution company designed to help new parents find and book quality and affordable postnatal care services. Mombox plans to integrate the technology as part of its larger relaunch later this year. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. WellNested’s Chief Operating Officer, Karina Akib, will join Mombox to oversee the…