Pregnancy

U.S. FDA Approves Evofem Biosciences' Phexxi™ (lactic acid, citric acid and potassium bitartrate), the First and Only Non-Hormonal Prescription Gel for the Prevention of Pregnancy

Friday, May 22, 2020 - 9:05pm

Phexxi is indicated for the prevention of pregnancy in females of reproductive potential for use as an on-demand method of contraception.

Key Points: 
  • Phexxi is indicated for the prevention of pregnancy in females of reproductive potential for use as an on-demand method of contraception.
  • Phexxi is not effective for the prevention of pregnancy when administered after intercourse.
  • Few cases (0.36%) of adverse reactions of cystitis, pyelonephritis and other upper urinary tract infection (UTI) have been reported in Phexxi clinical studies.
  • The Company's first commercial product, Phexxi (lactic acid, citric acid and potassium bitartrate), is approved in the United States for the prevention of pregnancy.

Global Partners Focus Attention on the Importance of Blood Pressure on World Preeclampsia Day

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 1:46pm

To raise awareness about this life-threatening complication of pregnancy, several global maternal health organizations have joined forces for the fourth annual World Preeclampsia Day Friday, May 22, and invite others to join the call to action.

Key Points: 
  • To raise awareness about this life-threatening complication of pregnancy, several global maternal health organizations have joined forces for the fourth annual World Preeclampsia Day Friday, May 22, and invite others to join the call to action.
  • World Preeclampsia Day's message is Check, Know, Share, a campaign to teach women how to take their blood pressure, understand their numbers, and talk to their healthcare provider about treatment.
  • Preeclampsia is a multi-system syndrome, marked by elevated blood pressure and usually, but not always, protein in the urine.
  • We envision a world where preeclampsia and related hypertensive disorders of pregnancy no longer threaten the lives of mothers and babies.

Publication Demonstrates Ability of Sera Prognostics’ PreTRM® Biomarker Test as a Predictor of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 1:30pm

The PreTRM test provides an early and individual risk prediction for preterm birth in asymptomatic, singleton pregnancies.

Key Points: 
  • The PreTRM test provides an early and individual risk prediction for preterm birth in asymptomatic, singleton pregnancies.
  • Sera Prognostics is the leading health diagnostics company dedicated to improving the lives of women and babies through precision pregnancy care.
  • For more information about the PreTRM test, please visit www.PreTRM.com and the PreTRM test YouTube Channel.
  • Seras validated PreTRM prediction has been taken into prospective intervention studies, where populations of pregnant women have been screened by the Sera test.

COVID-19 Crisis: Aetna Expands NIPT Coverage for Young Pregnant Women

Monday, May 18, 2020 - 7:00pm

While Aetna has taken an encouraging step towards safeguarding maternal health during the COVID-19 pandemic, Stand Up!

Key Points: 
  • While Aetna has taken an encouraging step towards safeguarding maternal health during the COVID-19 pandemic, Stand Up!
  • women under the age of 35, big players like Aetna and UnitedHealthcare (UHC) still restrict coverage to include only traditional serum screening and other similar tests for young pregnant women.
  • By limiting NIPT access to women over the age of 35, these insurers in-effect put young women at high risk of false positives and false negatives.
  • 4APA, a non-profit organization, has raised awareness against the age-related discrimination amongst pregnant women that deprives access to the advanced and accurate NIPTs for young moms-to-be.

Nightfood Partners With Informed Pregnancy® Podcast and Prenatal Chiropractor to the Stars, Dr. Elliot Berlin

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 1:03pm

Dr. Berlin is an award-winning prenatal chiropractor, labor doula, childbirth educator, and creator of the Informed Pregnancy Project podcast series.

Key Points: 
  • Dr. Berlin is an award-winning prenatal chiropractor, labor doula, childbirth educator, and creator of the Informed Pregnancy Project podcast series.
  • Informed Pregnancy is one of the most widely consumed pregnancy podcasts, and Dr. Berlin has an amazing sphere of influence within the pregnancy universe, commented Nightfood CEO Sean Folkson.
  • Nightfood struck a really difficult balance crafting a formula with better nutrition without sacrificing the creamy deliciousness that makes ice cream awesome.
  • The 60-second ads on the Informed Pregnancy Podcast feature Dr. Berlin talking about the benefits of Nightfood.

New Clinical Data Published on Menopur® (menotropins for injection) in a Predicted High Responder Population

Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 5:59pm

The intriguing data from this study is the relationship between cumulative live birth rate and the number of transfers, early pregnancy loss and safety data.

Key Points: 
  • The intriguing data from this study is the relationship between cumulative live birth rate and the number of transfers, early pregnancy loss and safety data.
  • Overall, cumulative live birth rates per cycle start were similar with Menopur and rFSH at 50.6% and 51.5% respectively.
  • Additionally, a lower cumulative (fresh and frozen transfers) early pregnancy loss rate was reported in the Menopur treatment arm (14.5%) vs. rFSH (25.5%).
  • Menopur is not indicated in women who are pregnant and may cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman.

Introducing: Preg Appetit! x RebelMOM

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 2:30pm

Through a collective of registered dieticians and both holistic and clinical nutritionists with experience in prenatal nutrition, Preg Appetit!

Key Points: 
  • Through a collective of registered dieticians and both holistic and clinical nutritionists with experience in prenatal nutrition, Preg Appetit!
  • Enter: RebelMOM another stop on the journey to pregnant women and moms feeling their absolute best while working the hardest job of all: motherhood.
  • helps support our mission for RebelMOM, which is to put the focus back on mothers-to-be and new moms alike," says Liz Loizou-Smith, Co-Founder of RebelMOM.
  • "The goal with RebelMOM is to act as a guide and coach to help women navigate the abundant and overwhelming amount of health and fitness advice surrounding a healthy pregnancy," says Corey Berger, Co-Founder of RebelMOM.

Nuvo Group Announces Partnership with Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center to Develop Innovative Pregnancy Population Management Platform

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 2:05pm

Under the agreement, Nuvo has been granted access to Hadassah's large database of rich medical records including pre- and post-natal clinical information for more than 50,000 subjects.

Key Points: 
  • Under the agreement, Nuvo has been granted access to Hadassah's large database of rich medical records including pre- and post-natal clinical information for more than 50,000 subjects.
  • One of the most critical challenges facing pregnancy care in the United States is the continued shortfall of pregnancy care providers.
  • This is a particularly strong opportunity for Nuvo to offer value, as our INVU platform will enable Nuvo to develop decision support tools based on unique, proprietary data."
  • Nuvo Group is committed to serving providers and expectant mothers by advancing pregnancy care with new technology, tools, and practices.

March of Dimes and Partners Launch 'It Starts With Mom' Educational Campaign Focused on Pregnancy and Maternal Health & Wellness

Monday, April 27, 2020 - 2:00pm

Only 50% of women age 19 to 44 believe there is a health crisis in the United States around women trying to get pregnant and having healthy pregnancies.

Key Points: 
  • Only 50% of women age 19 to 44 believe there is a health crisis in the United States around women trying to get pregnant and having healthy pregnancies.
  • According to the Harris poll, women are increasingly going online to learn about and find answers to their pregnancy-related questions.
  • March of Dimes and supporting partners Clearblue , Enfa , The Honest Company, Macy's, Inc., Ovia Health , and PARENTS and PARENTS LATINA are committed to the health of moms and babies.
  • "So we've partnered with March of Dimes, committing time and financial support for the 'It Starts With Mom' Campaign.

Intimate Wellness Company Rosebud Woman Teams Up With Nonprofit One Heart Worldwide to Save Women's Lives in Childbirth

Friday, April 24, 2020 - 6:00pm

LOS ANGELES, April 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Intimate wellness company Rosebud Woman will donate a portion of every purchase made on their website to One Heart Worldwide through Mother's Day.

Key Points: 
  • LOS ANGELES, April 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Intimate wellness company Rosebud Woman will donate a portion of every purchase made on their website to One Heart Worldwide through Mother's Day.
  • One Heart Worldwide helps pregnant mothers and newborns in low-resource environments and has already saved tens of thousands of lives in childbirth.
  • All products ordered from Rosebud Woman through Mother's Day will help save a woman's life in childbirth.
  • Rosebud Woman is a family-run, California-based company, with customers and retail partners in all 50 states.