Being pregnant and postpartum care startup Ruth Well being raised $2.4 million in a seed funding spherical led by Big Ventures.
Different individuals embody Citylight VC, Cleo Capital Scout Fund, Crista Galli Ventures, Duro VC, Emmeline Ventures, Gaingels, World Founders Capital, Pentas Ventures, SOMA Capital, Techstars, Torch Capital, YCombinator and strategic angel traders. The corporate stated this seed brings its complete elevate to $3.1 million.
WHAT IT DOES
Ruth provides digital pelvic flooring bodily remedy, C-section restoration and lactation consulting. The startup stated its pelvic flooring remedy and lactation assist may be accessed throughout being pregnant and after start. The C-section restoration contains stomach and pelvic flooring coaching.
“By means of our work, we goal to not solely enhance maternal well being outcomes in America, however to additionally cut back the being pregnant tax. Girls pay steeply in time, cash, and profession to have infants,” Ruth cofounder and CEO Alison Greenberg stated in a press release.
“There isn’t any fairness throughout gender, race, sexuality, or different components on the subject of social determinants of well being with out better entry to start 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 health startups had been one of many higher-funded scientific 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 health 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 house, revealed its personal physical therapy 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 contains breastfeeding assist. Ovia Well being, which was acquired by diagnostics company Labcorp final 12 months, contains household planning, being pregnant and household healthcare assets.