postpartum Tag

Maternal Mental HealthMay is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month and I am a strong advocate for maternal health, period. From my own experiences that patients have shared with me over the years, maternal health is often neglected or glazed over in the postpartum period. One six week postpartum visit (maybe...

Functional 4th Trimester Care and Support How can Functional Medicine Support Moms in the 4th Trimester?We've all heard about the 4th trimester as it relates to maternity leave and all the necessary needs and things to do to care for baby but what about using the 4th trimester and beyond to...

Postpartum Health and Wellness Postpartum health is an area that I am very passionate about and an area of healthcare that is simply lacking in the conventional healthcare model. One quick “check up” at 6 weeks is all women get after carrying a baby for 9 months and giving birth. After...

Nourishing Postpartum Foods There is a lot of talk about what foods are important for women to eat and what to avoid when she is pregnant but there is far less focus on what should be eaten after delivery to replenish our stores and maintain good milk supply with optimal nutrients....

The Pillars of Postpartum Wellness Nutrient supplementation in the form of vitamin and mineral supplements is often needed in the initial postpartum period in order to replenish nutrient stores but supplements alone will not fully improve symptoms of Postnatal Depletion (click the links more on Postnatal Depletion and Postpartum Nutrients). As...

Postpartum Nutrient Needs A big part of Postnatal Depletion Syndrome (for more info on Post Natal Depletion Syndrome, click here) is postpartum nutrient insufficiencies or deficiencies. There are many vitamins, minerals and nutrients which may be out of balance due to pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding. These imbalances may contribute to many...

Postpartum Wellness Postpartum health is a topic I am infinitely passionate about and there is not enough focus on in conventional care.  Even as a medical provider, I found the postpartum period to be difficult to navigate, especially after my first baby. Between nutrient insufficiencies, thyroid disturbances, adrenal dysfunction and hormone imbalances,...