UK’s first online pregnancy and postnatal clinic launches with €356K in pre-seed funding

Naytal, the UK’s first online clinic that gives women instant access to health experts including midwives, breastfeeding consultants, psychologists and women’s health physios for support with all their pregnancy and postnatal needs, has launched in the UK today following a successful beta period.

Backed with about €356K in pre-seed funding, led by Fuel Ventures, Naytal was co-founded by Leila Thabet and Lara Russell-Jones who are on a mission to reinvent women’s healthcare for the digital age. Naytal is also the UK’s first platform to offer women access to perinatal psychologists, who are focused on supporting women through their pregnancy and postnatal journey.

Naytal Co-founder Leila Thabet stated: “Women’s ante and postnatal healthcare needs and expectations have evolved, but the healthcare system that provides them is lagging behind. We’re more aware than ever before about the importance of taking care of our health, yet knowing where to turn to get timely advice and support from someone who knows what they’re talking about is a challenge at best, and near impossible at worst!”

She continued: “Lara and I were shocked by the level of support and specialist care we were able to access on our own health journeys through fertility, pregnancy and postnatally. And although our issues were different, what united our experiences was feeling confused, overwhelmed and unsure where to turn. With Naytal – we’re changing that.”

The London-based startup offers women access to a selection of dedicated pregnancy and postnatal services with leading experts, fully qualified in their field of expertise. These include midwife consultations, breastfeeding support, mental health support and pelvic floor health & physiotherapy:

Naytal’s health experts are all available to support women’s needs during one-to-one sessions that are grounded in evidence-based medicine. Whether someone is looking for a quick response to a question, advice about a specific issue or need ongoing assistance, the team of leading experts are easy to access at affordable, pay-as-you-go price points.

Naytal enjoyed a quite successful beta period, with 98% of users rating their experience 4.5 or five out of five. 97% said the health expert was able to address their specific health concerns, with 93% agreeing that Naytal’s expert had helped them either resolve or begin to manage the issue with more confidence. Finally, 100% of beta users would recommend Naytal to a friend.