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6 People You Need on Your Postpartum Care Team

Updated: Jul 13, 2022

After you birth a baby, the standard of care in the US is to attend one postpartum appointment with your OB or midwife, when your baby is 6 weeks old.

THIS ISN'T ENOUGH. Parents deserve more.

Birth is a massive physical event, no matter how you birth. Ab separation, vaginal tears, c-section, hormonal changes, nutrient depletion....the list goes on and on. It's a lot of work to bring babies into the world, and we need to stop treating birthing people like vessels that can be discarded once the pregnancy ends.

In a society that lacks postpartum care, how can you set yourself up for a strong transition to parenthood?

We recommend getting help from these 6 people: