We hear a lot about ‘baby brain’ and new mums feeling extreme fatigue post-birth. For some of us, it can be due to the physical toll of giving birth, breastfeeding or chasing a toddler that is sapping our strength. But for others, we could be experiencing a syndrome called postnatal depletion.
While postpartum depression has become a recognisable condition, The Postnatal Depletion Cure is the first book to treat the nutrient depletion, sleep loss, and emotional shifts that impact women up to a decade after giving birth.
Most mothers have experienced exhaustion, pain, forgetfulness, indecision, low energy levels, moodiness, or some form of baby brain. And it's no wonder: the process of growing a baby depletes a mother's body in substantial ways - on average, a mother's brain shrinks 5% during pregnancy (seriously), and the placenta saps her of essential nutrients that she needs to be healthy and contented. But with postnatal care ending after six weeks, many of us never learn how to rebuild our strength and care for our bodies after childbirth. As a result, we can suffer from the effects of depletion for many years, without knowing what's wrong or getting the support and treatments that we need.
Filled with trustworthy advice, protocols for successful recovery, and written by a compassionate expert in women's health, The Postnatal Depletion Cure is a guide to help every mother restore her energy, replenish her body, and reclaim her sense of self.