A crop of new startups is capitalizing on the pandemic-era digital health boom to take aim at the maternal mortality crisis and improve pregnancy outcomes in the U.S.
The latest example, Chelsea–based Seven Starling, publicly launched its pregnancy and postpartum peer-support platform Tuesday with $2.9 million in seed funding led by Pear VC, Expa and Magnify Ventures.
For $37 a month, Seven Starling’s platform provides virtual, doula-led peer group sessions to guide families through pregnancy and up to one year postpartum, plus access to a dedicated doula via chat. The curriculum for the biweekly sessions includes lessons on pregnancy nutrition, high-risk pregnancy management, pain management during labor and
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