Dr Oscar Serrallach is the Australian author of The Postnatal Depletion Cure – A revolutionary postnatal care handbook which shows mothers how to reclaim their health and energy up to ten years after giving birth. In our conversation today, we look at why mothers need more support than ever, not just in the beginning of their motherhood journeys, but throughout the years that follow, and also look at his research and insight into what happens to both the mind and body when a woman becomes a mother.
As mothers, so many of us are tired. We are overwhelmed. We ignore pains and ailments in our bodies, and we often put our family’s self-care over our own. Treating our mind and bodies as if we didn’t have children or experience childbirth is to the detriment of society, and Dr Oscar knows all too well of the consequences of mothers – new or old – running on empty. Postnatal depletion can present itself outside of the 6-month mark, even 7 years after birth of a child. His holistic and medical research into the postnatal period is what the world desperately needs to hear and understand.
Dr Oscar believes that “Motherhood is a learned skill” and it’s this simple reminder that one of the hardest jobs in the world doesn’t necessarily come naturally which has shifted our entire perspective on, pretty much, everything.
In today’s conversation, we cover:
- What is postnatal depletion?
- What happens to our bodies after we give birth to the placenta (also known as ‘a hormone tsunami’)
- The importance of supporting mothers through matrescence.
- The average mother loses 700 hours of sleep in the first year.
- Key supplements recommended for mothers.
- Why after birth, we need to keep the mother in the limelight with the baby.
To find out more about Dr Oscar Serrallach, book a consultation or buy his book The Postnatal Depletion Cure, go oscarserrallach.com