DMV POSTPARTUM & NEWBORN CARE
DMV Postpartum & Newborn Care involves normalizing the postpartum period while supporting your choices. We offer compassionate care of the birthing parent as they physically recover from childbirth while keeping a close eye on your emotional, physical, and mental recovery.
We are confident that we can bring your family balance, structure, peace of mind, and a plethora of resources to help you through the most important transition of your life.
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
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!
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.