Natural Cycles gets $30M for its EU-certified “digital contraception”

European startup Natural Cycles is pushing to establish its EU-certified "digital contraceptive app" as a globally accepted contraception option -- and compete with tried and tested options used by m

Yelp adds C-section rates and other stats for all baby delivery hospitals in California

Having a baby and want to know if your hospital is particularly C-section happy? Yelp aims to make that process a bit easier with the addition of a new maternity care rate feature. Expectant mothers h

WebMD taps Apple’s ResearchKit for study on factors contributing to healthy pregnancies

There are still a lot of unknowns in the medical world when it comes to pregnancy -- including which factors lead to carrying a healthy fetus to term. WebMD and Scripps Translational Science Institute

Lucy wants to make it easier for expectant parents to find and book support services

Lucy, a Bay Area startup, which was founded this April and launched its beta today, reckons it's found an underserved not-so-niche market to target: expectant parents. The team presented on stage toda

Natural Cycles gets $6M to convince more women to ditch the pill

Can an app stop you from getting pregnant? In conjunction with daily input from a basal body thermometer, it can indeed. Or so says European startup Natural Cycles, which also bills itself as a fertil

Want to increase your chances with IVF? Make more money or become a teacher says FertilityIQ

Money and teaching might seem at odds with one another but a study out from the Yelp for fertility treatments startup FertilityIQ found both to be the best indicators of success with IVF. Fertility

Ava Is A Bracelet That Aims To Predict The Most Likely Days For Women To Get Pregnant

<a target="_blank" href="">Ava</a>, a health tracking bracelet for women collects hormonal and other data in an effort to predict a woman's period and the days of the month s

Conceivable’s New App Puts A Fertility Clinic In Your Pocket

For women struggling to conceive, in vitro fertilization can be a successful, but also fairly expensive, option. At approximately $15,000 per cycle, and requiring two cycles on average before it works

Bellabeat Debuts A Trio Of Health-Tracking Products For Moms-To-Be And Beyond, Including Jewelry, A Monitor And A Smart Scale

Fitness-minded individuals have devices like the Fitbit to track their steps and activities. Expectant mothers have Bellabeat. The startup has been selling a low-cost “connected system”

Medtech Startup Embrace Her Health Helps Women Track Their Pregnancies

Among the crowd showing at TechCrunch Disrupt’s Startup Alley was Embrace Her Health, a two-year-old company at work on a suite of maternity apps that aim to enable women to manage their pre- an

The Social Web Will Help Protect Us From Another Dot-Com Fizzle

You’ve all heard stories about the infamous dot-com bubble burst of the early aughts. It wasn’t pretty, a lot of people lost a lot of money – and their livelihoods to boot. There wil

Pregnant women, beware: Cellphones linked childhood behavioral problems

A new study has found links between cellphone use during pregnancy and behavioral problems in children later in life. Just the type of news the cellphone industry wants to hear, I’m sure. The st