Motherhood

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…

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…