pregnancy

By Dave Muoio July 15, 2019
This morning Mahmee, a Los Angeles-based platform offering pre- and postpartum support to mothers and providers, announced $3 million in new funding headed by ArlanWasHere Investments. Other participants included Mark Cuban, Serena Williams’ Serena Ventures and Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund. WHAT THEY DO Mahmee’s tool works within a provider’s IT system to link a mother and child’s...
By Jonah Comstock May 15, 2019
Livongo’s acquisition last year of myStrength is bearing its first fruits, as the company announced today a new suite of behavioral health tools aimed at tackling the range of experiences that can come with pregnancy and early parenthood. Through a mobile or web app, the program provides users with a range of resources and activities including guided meditations, quizzes and videos based on...
By Laura Lovett March 26, 2019
Having a baby can be complicated and requires regular doctors visits and classes. Mix those challenges with managing a substance abuse disorder, and the result can be overwhelming.  iTether Technologies and University of Arizona physician Dr. Maria Manriquez have teamed up to develop a new app specifically designed to address the needs of pregnant women who are also dealing with opioid addiction...
By Laura Lovett February 26, 2019
Yesterday Babyscripts, a virtual obstetrics care management platform, announced that it is teaming up with Penn Medicine on a new initiative designed to improve postpartum health. The pair plan on combining Babyscripts’ remote monitoring system with the knowledge gleaned from Penn Medicine’s Heart Safe Motherhood (HSM) program, a text-based intervention for pregnancy-related hypertension.  The...
By Dave Muoio January 7, 2019
Virtual obstetrics care management platform Babyscripts has raised an additional $6 million in a strategic funding round led by Royal Philips, with participation from StartUp Health and NueCura Partners. Of note, Philips’ investment comes with a minority stake and plans to package Babyscripts’ provider and patient platform alongside the international health tech company’s other obstetrics-focused...
By Dave Muoio October 1, 2018
STYR Labs has launched GYFT Baby, a subscription service for expecting mothers comprised of a mindfulness educational app, prenatal vitamin shipments, and a wearable for motion tracking and hydration alerts. Released early last month, the consumer offering comes at $249 for a full 36-week term, or $99 per trimester. While the GYFT Digital Pendant’s functionalities are fairly barebones — its...
By Dave Muoio June 25, 2018
Babyscripts, a virtual care platform specializing in obstetrics management, announced today the acquisition of the provider-delivered pregnancy app iBirth in an effort to flesh out its enterprise offering and further drive patient engagement. As part of the deal, the iBirth team will be joining Babyscripts’ team with the app’s CEO and cofounder Judith Nowlin taking on the new role of chief growth...
By Laura Lovett June 21, 2018
This morning Wildflower Health, a digital health platform that helps patients navigate benefits and connect to resources, announced that it is acquiring Circle Women’s Health platform, a startup from the Providence St. Joseph Health Systems incubator.   “This has been in the works for a while. For Wildflower Health, our background as a company was on the health plan market and we have a great...
By Jonah Comstock March 29, 2018
Sandstone Diagnostics’ Trak Male Fertility Testing System will be used in an NIH-funded study being conducted by Boston University and Stanford University, according to a statement. The Pregnancy Study Online (PRESTO) studies the effect of lifestyle factors on fertility, miscarriage, and birth outcomes. “The Trak technology is revolutionizing our research,” Lauren Wise, professor of epidemiology...
By Jonah Comstock November 9, 2017
Natural Cycles, the first app to be CE-certified as a contraceptive in Europe, raised $30 million in a round led by EQT Ventures. Existing investors Sunstone, E-ventures, and Bonnier Growth Media also participated, bringing the company’s total funding to around $38 million. “Our algorithm is developed and optimized for use in contraception and it returns a red or a green day to the user, so the...