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A revolutionary postnatal care handbook which shows mothers how to reclaim their health and energy up to ten years after giving birth.
It's all too common to hear new mums talk about 'baby brain' and extreme fatigue. But what if it isn't the physical toll of giving birth, breastfeeding or chasing a toddler that is sapping your strength - what it if is something deeper? The true cause? 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 afflict 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, and the placenta saps her of essential nutrients that she needs to be healthy and contented. But with postnatal care ending after six weeks, most women never learn how to rebuild their strength and care for their bodies after childbirth. As a result, they can suffer from the effects of depletion for many years, without knowing what's wrong or getting the support and treatments that they need.
Any woman who has read What to Expect When You're Expecting needs a copy of The Postnatal Depletion Cure. Filled with trustworthy advice, protocols for successful recovery, and written by a compassionate expert in women's health, THE The Postnatal Depletion Cure will help every mother restore her energy, replenish her body, and reclaim her sense of self.
If you know a Mother that is tired & busy being a mother - she needs this information. Daddy's read this & you will not only be in a great position to understand & help the mother of your children but will win many a brownie point.
Every woman needs to read this book! A godsend! Finally!!
Every woman who is planning to have a baby or has given birth in the last ten years needs to read this book! Finally everything about women's health in this area makes sense from a patient focused point of view! It resonated for me in every area of my health after the birth of my son and I can't recommend it highly enough. Brilliant advice on how to manage the first few months after giving birth and how to take care of yourself and not just the baby. Also great to suggest other ways for people to help you and therefore feel prepared when certain situations arise. Beautiful recipes for nourishing your body and a great section for dads. In fact if dad can read it all too, even better! I will be giving this to every new mum or mum-to-be I know from now on. Thank you for writing this book Oscar.
Alstonville, NSW, Australia
The world can celebrate in relief and gratitude that this vitally important book has been written. And not just written by anyone, but a medical doctor with an extraordinary brain, an enormous heart and decades of experience in guiding women in their treatment of and recovery from postnatal depletion. There is not a woman on the planet - mother or not - who wouldn't benefit from what Oscar has to share. Prepare to be educated, enlightened and supported in your physical and emotional well-being, to be able to fully experience the joy and fulfilment of motherhood. - Libby Weaver, PhD, nutritional biochemist and author of DR LIBBY'S WOMEN'S WELLNESS WISDOM and ACCIDENTALLY OVERWEIGHT?
When Dr. Serrallach first wrote about postnatal depletion on goop, he hit a nerve - particularly with the revelation that some women in his practice experience the after-effects of having a child for seven to ten years later. It shouldn't be this way, nor does it have to be: this is the comprehensive guide to women's health for every mother - new, or years out - who has ever felt tired, rundown, or just not like herself. With great empathy and wisdom, Dr. Serrallach explains how to restore your health and vitality using nutrition, gentle exercises, and simple strategies to get you to finally feel like yourself again. - Gwyneth PaltrowMums, let's be real: having a baby is hard. It can wreak havoc on your energy, your body, and even your concentration. Women need to practise self-care more than ever before, yet have less time than ever before. With great compassion and creativity, Dr. Serrallach proposes an answer - we can make little changes to our sleep habits, our eating habits, the way we talk to our loved ones, and to our expectations for ourselves, to protect and fortify ourselves every day. - Dawn Dais, author of THE SH!T NO ONE TELLS YOU: A GUIDE TO SURVIVING YOUR BABY S FIRST YEARThe best programs and solutions for health issues are born of doctors who want to help themselves or their loved ones. That is how Dr. Serrallach arrived at his understanding of postnatal depletion, and what makes this book so helpful to women with the same issue, which is a world epidemic. His book is a guide to reclaiming optimal health that any mother who has given birth in the last seven years should read. - Alejandro Junger, M.D., New York Times bestselling author of CLEAN, CLEAN EATS, and CLEAN GUT and founder of the acclaimed Clean Program
Introduction - ix
PART I: DEFINING POSTNATAL DEPLETION
1. What is Postnatal Depletion - 3
2. Physical Symptoms and Why They Worsen - 21
3. Emotional Symptoms and Why They Worsen - 39
PART II: ONE HUNDRED DAYS OF REPLETION: REBUILDING PHYSICAL WELLNESS
4. Rebuilding Micronutrients - 55
5. Rebuilding Macronutrients - 80
6. Rebuilding Hormones - 93
7. Rebuilding Energy - 108
8. Rebuilding Sleep - 124
PART III: THE SECOND AND THIRD TRIMESTERS: COMPLETING PHYSICAL RECOVERY
9. The Optimal Energy Food Plan - 145
10. The Optimal Exercise Plan - 184
PART IV: RECOVERING YOUR LIFE
11. Recovering and Rebuilding Emotional Well-Being - 221
12. Recovering Your Self-Love - 236
13. Recovering Your Relationship with Your Partner and with Your Libido - 243
Conclusion - 261
Appendix A: Jump Start Your Recovery - 263
Appendix B: Resources - 267
Thanks and Acknowledgements - 269
Bibliography - 271
Index - 279
ISBN: 9780733640322 ISBN-10: 073364032X Audience:
Number Of Pages: 304 Published: 29th May 2018 Publisher: Hachette Australia Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.3
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1