Mothers who have high blood pressure during pregnancy have two times higher chance of heart disease and stroke after childbirth. Having a baby can make it hard for new moms to take care of themselves. This is especially true for moms who are recovering from high blood pressure in pregnancy.
A postpartum Doula can support mom AND baby as you recover after delivery. We hope you join our research study to help us learn if providing heart health doula support to new moms improves your health.
If you take part in our study, some women will receive education and self-monitoring of blood pressure, other women will receive education, self-monitoring of blood pressure and heart health doula support after delivery. This is decided at random, like flipping a coin.