Downey In-Home Care for New Moms with Postpartum OCD

a-1 home care in home babysitter downeyYou probably have heard horror stories of young mothers drowning their children in bathtubs or throwing their infants down from a 4th story floor of a parking structure.  In your mind you’re thinking, “What on earth would drive a mother to kill her own flesh and blood?!?”  In such extreme cases, these are probably manifestations of Postpartum Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), a mental illness that affects 3-5% of new mothers who are controlled by abnormal obsessions and fears.  Mothers with perinatal or postpartum OCD exhibit their behaviors by hiding or throwing out sharp objects like knives and scissors for fear of potential harm, avoiding certain foods for fear of harming the fetus, obsessively checking in on the newborn when he or she sleeps, and obsessively seeking reassurance from family members that she has not harmed the child, intentionally or unintentionally.  Fortunately, there is hope for new mothers during their maternal leave.  A-1 Home Care offers affordable 24-hour postpartum care in Downey and surrounding cities.


24-Hour Postpartum Support for New Moms

A-1 Home Care in Downey offers high quality 24-hour support for new mothers as they adjust to their new lives and new bundle of joy.  You or your loved one will get the rest you need while our 24-hour caregivers will help you with chores around the house, meal preparations, and other tasks.  Sitting or walking may hurt for a while, so if you need assistance with bathing, our caregivers will prepare a sitz bath for you which will relieve your pain.  They can also make a run to the store to pick up a lidocaine spray for your hemorrhoids.  Postpartum care is all about you and your baby, ensuring that both of you are well taken care of.  Don’t take it too lightly – you’ll need all the help you need, especially if your mom or mother-in-law is not around to help.  Professional postpartum care also eliminates the awkwardness between you and your friends or family members.  With live-in or live-out postpartum care, you preserve privacy and dignity for yourself, your spouse and newborn child.

About A-1 Home Care in Downey

A-1 Home Care in Downey is a licensed, bonded and insured home care agency that provides all kinds of in-home support services, such as postpartum care, cancer care, post-surgery care, and elder care.  We serve populations of all ages, not just seniors.  With a variety of live-in and live-out in-home care services to choose from, you have plenty of options that will fit your budget, level of care and scheduling needs.  Since its inception in 1991, A-1 Home Care has become the number one preferred in-home care agency of Southern California, serving communities all over LA CountyAffordable postpartum care is offered through our easy financing options and long-term care insurance.

To hire a caregiver today, call A-1 Home Care (562) 929-8400 or visit us at for services in Downey, Whittier, Santa Monica, El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Pico Rivera, and other cities throughout Los Angeles County.

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