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Taking back the fourth trimester together.

Why didn’t anyone tell me? Is this normal? Is this OK? What should I do?

We hear this. A lot. Because after 9 months of care, support, and services, it all comes to a screeching halt once you’ve had the baby. Families are left to figure everything out alone. And guess what? We’re the only developed country doing that. It’s a big part of why America has the worst postpartum outcomes of all developed countries. (Source: UNFPA, et al, 2019)

Our Solution

Dedicated Postpartum Care

Major Care™ connects new parents with virtual certified postpartum doulas to provide affordable and accessible remote care. Wherever you live, whenever you need it, we are there.

Our postpartum doulas are coast-to-coast and are certified through the nation’s leading birthwork agencies, including DONA International, CAPPA, Pro Doula, and Birth Arts International. Many have secondary certifications or training in lactation, perinatal depression and anxiety, and baby wearing.

Doulas are trained, non-medical postpartum experts who are there to support you, educate you, cheer you on, and give you resources and recommendations. Common questions and concerns include breast/chestfeeding, bottle feeding, pumping, postpartum body care and healing, baby care, and emotional ups and downs. We can address all of that in video sessions and texting!

Postpartum care is critical for the baby and the birth person. Every study available proves what we know: When a postpartum doula is involved, the entire family has a healthier, safer, and better experience.

We are here for you.

  • Mandy Major, PCD(DONA)

    Founder and CEO

    Mandy is a mother, certified postpartum doula with DONA International, and perinatal journalist on a mission to change the state of postpartum care in America. Prior to entering birth work, she was a digital editor and director for more than a decade, working for companies including Penguin Random House, Discovery, and Hearst. Mandy holds an M.A. from Columbia Journalism School and is a postpartum contributor for Healthline.com. You can follow her work @doulamandy.

  • Nathan Riley, MD

    Head of Digital Health Strategy

    Nathan is a new father and telehealth advocate who pursued medicine as a tool for social justice. After completing his medical studies at Temple University in Philadelphia, he completed his residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. After two years as a hospital-based obstetrician, he left the field and became an advocate for community-based, person-centered birth and an agent for changing postpartum care in the United States. He hosts the Obgyno Wino Podcast.

     

Meet the Team

  • Ta-Tanisha Williams

    Operations Manager

    Oversees systems, compliance, recruitment, and team support

  • Stephanie Santillo

    Digital Content Producer

    Supports the creation of new digital experiences

  • Alison D'Oleo (Ali)

    Postpartum Doula

    Childbirth International Postpartum Doula certification in progress, Doula Trainings International Reproductive Health certified

    Specialities: Postpartum planning, postpartum health and meal planning, babywearing

    Fluent in Spanish

  • Allison Doherty

    Postpartum Doula

    CAPPA Certified Postpartum Doula, Certified Birth Doula, Certified Lactation Educator and Birth Story Listener

    Specialities: Preemies, multiples, birth trauma and/or injury, single parents, perinatal mood disorders, babywearing, lactation

  • Juliet Martinez

    Postpartum Doula

    DONA Certified Postpartum Doula

    Specialities: Babywearing, lactation

    Fluent in Spanish

  • Lauriana Capone (Ana)

    Postpartum Doula

    CAPPA Certified Postpartum Doula, MotherWoman Group Facilitator, PSI Perinatal Mood Disorders Components of Care Certified

    Specialities: Babywearing, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs), LGBTQIA, adoption, cesarean birth, high-risk birth, multiples, preemies, single parents, trauma survivors

  • Marla Bono-Fisher

    Postpartum Doula

    DONA Certified Postpartum Doula, Certified Lactation Counselor, Ayurveda Postpartum Doula and Newborn Care Specialist

    Specialities: Multiples, preemies, surrogacy, adoptive parents

  • Terrah Mulligan

    Postpartum Doula

    DONA Certified Postpartum Doula

    Specialities: Sibling adjustment, babywearing

Appreciations

  • "I looked forward to our chats every week. What I liked most was that our conversation didn’t end after the 35 minutes. [She] always followed up with an email about what we talked about, she researched different baby items for me to try, she sent helpful articles. She would also send out daily texts to see how I was doing.
    I’m now almost 4 months postpartum and feeling great. [She] helped me get to this point. Obviously I worked really hard to get here, but I know I couldn’t have done it without her. I am forever grateful."
    Stacey B
  • “It’s been a great motivator for me, and I’m so grateful.” —Barbara C
  • “It’s been a great motivator for me, and I’m so grateful.” —Barbara C
  • “What I liked most was that our conversation didn’t end after the 35 minutes…she researched different baby items for me to try, she sent helpful articles. She would also send out daily texts to see how I was doing.” —Stacey B
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