Podcast, Pregnancy

186// Postnatal Depletion: Definition, Cause, and Treatment

February 15, 2024

Postnatal Depletion: What is it, and Do You Have It?

One of the most common patterns I hear from clients coming into my office is women in their 30's+ telling me: "All my symptoms started or got significantly worse after having child # __."

When they come in, they're dealing with symptoms of brain fog, weight gain, anger & irritability, low libido, weak muscles, fatigue, insomnia OR wanting to sleep all the time, acid reflux, new or increasing food sensitivities, bloating, and more.

At the very minimum, these women are told by their doctors that this is a normal part of motherhood and to just suck it up. At most, a doctor will blame all of this on one or two markers in their bloodwork such as low iron or low Vit D, give them a supplement, and tell them that's the only thing they can fix.

Not only is this untrue that all these symptoms must be permanent after becoming a mother, but it's bad science. Yes, it's normal for women to be depleted by pregnancy and delivery for 3-12 months after giving birth. But if your brain fog, weight gain, anger & irritability, weak muscles, fatigue, bloating, or more has not resolved in the 12 months after giving birth, it's time to look into something call chronic Postnatal Depletion.

What is Postnatal Depletion, how do you know if you have it, and what can you do to get rid of it?

I go over all this today and more.

If you are living with chronic symptoms that diet change, supplements, exercise, and doctors can't fix - then you won't want to miss today's episode. You don't have to live with these symptoms or the guilt that comes with not being able to get your body or brain to look or feel the way you want it to.

It's time to let go of mom guilt about your body, emotions, and mental capacity. Let's dive in.

~ Allison💖

Postnatal Depletion



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