integrative home medical care for baby & mom during the fourth trimester
- home visits by a physician
- accepts most insurance plans
- holistic & natural approach
- direct communication with your doctor
- comprehensive care for the first 3 months of a baby's life including well visits, acute issues, and close monitoring of newborn growth and development
- referrals, labs, vaccines, and consultations
- maternal support with lactation guidance, breast health, postpartum mood support
Home care is important during this time in a family's life.
A newborn baby's immune system is unique and particularly susceptible to significant infections. Decreasing newborn exposure to illness and germs is important. Additionally, the mother is healing from delivering a baby, which is one of the most intense physical experiences she will have in her lifetime. Going out in the cold, lifting infant carseats, walking up stairs, and sitting in doctor's office waiting rooms are not ideal circumstances for either mother or baby. In fact, many cultures and traditions insist that mother and baby stay in their homes for the first several weeks of life.
Integration of care for mom & baby
During the fourth trimester, the postpartum woman and her baby are physiologically connected! The wellness of the mother directly affects the wellness of the baby, and vice versa. In fact, keeping the microbiome of both the mom and baby healthy is a fascinating and important health issue during this time. A nipple infection on mom can cause a diaper rash on baby! Breast health directly affects how the baby is growing. These are things that we know intuitively, but in our current model of care we do not address this interconnection. The most comprehensive and effective care during this period is one that supports both the pediatric and maternal issues in an integrated way.
Our current model of care in the US provides minimal preventative care for the mother during the first 6 weeks postpartum even though this is probably one of the most transitional physical and emotional moments in a woman's life. Women are often left without sufficient support. It is no wonder that our percentage of postpartum blues in the US is now reaching 75%. The tova health model checks-in and supports mom at each visit, addressing issues from lactation guidance and mastitis to postpartum depression.
Direct communication with your doctor
During this time, it is particularly important to have the ability to easily reach your physician. Our families have direct access to their provider via phone, text, and email.