Postpartum Support

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The postpartum period begins immediately after the delivery of the placenta. During this time the body will start the process of returning to the non-pregnant state causing hormone levels to drop, milk to form in the breasts, and the uterus to shrink in size. All of these changes can cause an increase in postpartum mood disorders, stress, and fatigue. Postpartum support can increase a positive and thriving postpartum transition. 

About Service

The postpartum period is the most critical time for a Black birthing people. Black people are 4-5 times more likely to suffer from postpartum complications such as postpartum pre-eclampsia, peripartum cardiomyopathy, and severe postpartum bleeding. Our postpartum support services provide thorough expert care throughout your postpartum period including:

 

  •  Postpartum Home Visits

  • Overnight Newborn Care

  • Lactation/Breastfeeding Support

  • Placenta Encapsulation

  • Meal Preparation

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Benefits Of Service

With continuous support from one of our skilled postpartum doulas your likely to experience: 

 

  • Increased safe and healthy postpartum transition

  • Increased milk supply

  • Successful breastfeeding journey

  • Increased ability to get a good night's rest.

  • Ability to detect postpartum complications from our evidence-based education and support.

  • Safe newborn care and support. 

Nikita has been offering additional support via postpartum visits. Having someone who has been part of this journey and then can provide aftercare support to my kiddo while I get a full night's rest has been amazing. I highly recommend DMV Birth Doulas and will be using them again in the future!

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Placenta Encapsulation 

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The postpartum period begins immediately after the delivery of the placenta. During this time the body will start the process of returning to the non-pregnant state causing hormone levels to drop, milk to form in the breasts, and the uterus to shrink in size. All of these changes can cause an increase in postpartum mood disorders, stress, and fatigue. Postpartum support can increase a positive and thriving postpartum transition.