“The typical postpartum hospital stay is fewer than 48 hours. Women are usually sent home with ample resources about their babies and little guidance about how they can care for their own bodies, and how their partners, friends, and families might help them.
“If women have problems after they are discharged from the hospital, they often don’t know who to call — their OB-GYN, the person who delivered them, their general practitioner, or hospital nursing staff? And their next official point of contact with health care system isn’t usually until more than a month later.”
from Agape Birth Doula Services http://ift.tt/2sdueBU