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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)

    Co-Founder and CEO

    Mandy is a mother, certified postpartum doula PCD(DONA), and perinatal journalist on a mission to change the face of postpartum 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 columnist for Healthline.com. She lives in the Greater New York Area with her husband and daughter. Outside of her professional work, she loves baking with her daughter and applying her skills as a Scrum master to the renovation of their 300-year-old farmhouse.

    Her motivation: To make postpartum as informed, cared for, and supported as pregnancy. “Doulas are uniquely positioned to address the full spectrum of a postpartum person’s needs. Working with a doula is not a transactional service. It’s a relationship, built on trust, which allows us to hold space, ask important screening questions, and provide evidence-based guidance. Being virtual only amplifies that connectedness.”

  • Nathan Riley, MD

    Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer

    Nathan is a new father, MD, and telehealth advocate on a mission to use 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 birth while completing a fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine. He now works full-time as a palliative care physician at Norton Healthcare in Louisville, KY. He concurrently works as a telehealth physician for Resolution Care and Hosparus. Outside of his professional work, he’s focused on environmental conservation and his community birth advocacy initiative, the Obgyno Wino Podcast.

    His motivation: To passionately support community birth and postpartum advocacy. “In order to provide the best postpartum care, we must take into account all of a postpartum person’s needs, which may be medical, emotional, spiritual, or psychological. Tele-health provides the rare opportunity to meet all of these needs most effectively with the least input.”

Our Team & Extended Network

  • Ta-Tanisha Williams

    Operations Manager
    Business, Compliance & Team Oversight

  • Dr. David Shih, M.D.

    Advisor
    Co-Founder, CitiMD
    Strategy & Innovation

  • Pec Indman, PA, EdD, MFT, PMH-C

    Advisor
    PSI Educator
    Perinatal Mental Health Expert 

  • Marina Castellanos, MPT

    Collaborator
    Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist

  • Daphne Delvaux, Esq.

    Collaborator
    FMLA and Maternal Rights Attorney

  • Kristy Goodman, MS, MPH, PA-C

    Collaborator 
    Co-Founder & CEO,
    PreConception Inc.

Appreciations

  • “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
  • “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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