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Postpartum depression (PPD) is one of the most common complications of childbirth, according to Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, MPH, director of the Perinatal
Ashburn Postpartum provides mothers with in-home postpartum care. Postpartum doulas help the new or growing family by providing emotional, educational, and physical support in the weeks and months following birth.
What does a postpartum doula do? A postpartum doula is an experienced woman who comes to the home of a new mom and provides educational, emotional, and physical support in the weeks and months following birth. This allows the new mom to rest, bond with her new baby, and smoothly transition into her new role. I offer: -Breastfeeding support -Instruction in newborn care -Meal preparation -Light housekeeping & laundry -Errands -Newborn & sibling care -Emotional support -Information & referrals The presence of a postpartum doula can reduce the incidence of postpartum depression, increase the rate of successful breastfeeding, and enhance all relationships in the family as they welcome their new little one. For more information about the benefits of a postpartum doula, please go to the DONA (Doulas of North America) website to read their position paper on this topic: dona.org/publications/position_paper_postpartum.php
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