Being pregnant and postpartum care startup Ruth Well being raised $2.4 million in a seed funding spherical led by Big Ventures.
Different individuals embrace Citylight VC, Cleo Capital Scout Fund, Crista Galli Ventures, Duro VC, Emmeline Ventures, Gaingels, International Founders Capital, Pentas Ventures, SOMA Capital, Techstars, Torch Capital, YCombinator and strategic angel traders. The corporate mentioned this seed brings its whole elevate to $3.1 million.
WHAT IT DOES
Ruth presents digital pelvic ground bodily remedy, C-section restoration and lactation consulting. The startup mentioned its pelvic ground remedy and lactation assist could be accessed throughout being pregnant and after beginning. The C-section restoration consists of stomach and pelvic ground coaching.
“By means of our work, we purpose to not solely enhance maternal well being outcomes in America, however to additionally cut back the being pregnant tax. Ladies pay steeply in time, cash, and profession to have infants,” Ruth cofounder and CEO Alison Greenberg mentioned in an announcement.
“There isn’t any fairness throughout gender, race, sexuality, or different components with regards to social determinants of well being with out higher entry to beginning staff. Significant, supportive, complete care – each prenatal, postpartum and past the normal OBGYN scope – can and have to be simpler and extra accessible for all.”
Although femtech has traditionally made up a small portion of the general digital well being funding panorama, its attain has been rising. Rock Well being famous reproductive and maternal well being startups had been one of many higher-funded medical areas within the first quarter, bringing in $424 million within the U.S.
Earlier this week, digital musculoskeletal care firm Hinge Well being launched a girls’s pelvic well being program aimed toward addressing situations like prolapse, stomach separation, bladder and bowel issues, and continual pelvic ache.
SWORD Well being, one other massive participant within the digital MSK area, revealed its personal bodily remedy product targeted on feminine pelvic well being and ache in early March.
Cayaba Care, a being pregnant assist startup that launched with $3.2 million in seed funding in August, additionally consists of breastfeeding assist. Ovia Well being, which was acquired by diagnostics firm Labcorp final yr, consists of household planning, being pregnant and household healthcare assets.