Together, we can empower families during the fourth trimester while saving precious resources for payers, providers, and employers.
America’s lack of postpartum support isn’t just a bad experience for new parents, it’s bad business. We can change that.
We tailor our care to the needs of our clients, scaling from local midwifery practices to national healthcare groups. Our continuous remote doula care, in combination with our My Fourth postpartum curriculum, offers an effective first-line-of-defense to screen for physical and mental health concerns, in addition to sharing best practices to avoid sub-standard outcomes. The result? Less call volume and a reduction in unnecessary visits between birth and the six-week checkup. Contact us below to learn how we can support your practice.
Women in the immediate postpartum period are particularly high users of the ER. Approximately 85% of intakes are unnecessary—costing upwards of $242M annually—and would be avoidable with basic non-medical guidance and support for lactation and postpartum body care. A virtual preventative wellness solution such as Major Care offers an extraordinary cost avoidance opportunity for health insurers while minimizing inconvenient patient visits to the ER.
Getting home from the hospital is only the beginning of a postpartum journey. Seventy-five percent of new mothers will transition back to work within 3-6 months after giving birth, with 25% returning after two weeks. Yet many will opt-out within the first year. To prevent absenteeism and unnecessary turnover, new parents require a personalized combination of tactical and emotional support. Contact us below to learn how our platform of dedicated continuous remote postpartum doula care, combined with our My Fourth postpartum app for parents, can support your team while helping you retain top talent and reduce costs in the process.
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