Your hormones effect EVERYTHING.

The way you sleep, bond with your baby… it’s responsible for your weight, breastfeeding, hair loss, libido, brain function, night sweats, and of course, your mood.

Postpartum is a time of massive transition for your hormones, and if not cared for properly, can leave you feeling like a complete disaster.

 

Let’s be clear about one massive point here:

Having a baby doesn’t equal hormone imbalance. Just because you gave birth, doesn’t mean your hormones are automatically messed up. Your hormones are in a natural state of flux during this time.

They are doing what they are biologically supposed to do:

  • They support a growing baby in womb.
  • They support your labor.
  • They support you in breastfeeding.

This isn’t what makes you weepy or has all your hair fall out.

Most women face hormone imbalances because they simply don’t know how to care for their body in postpartum (our society’s lost art). Most of those symptoms mentioned above take effect from not giving your body what it needs in such a sensitive time.

And how are you to know what your body needs during such a raw time when postpartum hormones themselves are not understood?

 

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    Ao truly understand and appreciate hormones, particularly in postpartum, it’s critical to take in a bit of background information.

    During labor your body’s natural pain relievers, oxytocin and endorphins, skyrockets.  Oxytocin levels moments after birth are the highest they will ever be in a human’s life (literally off the charts). And as these two hormones increase during this transition from pregnant to postpartum, estrogen and progesterone of pregnancy are at a rapid decrease. And of course, this is just the basics. These are just a few of the hormones running through your body!

    This flux is what most consider responsible for the “baby blues”. However, cultures with strong emphasis on maternal health after baby, that also support women in self-confidence and empowerment (respecting their decisions, encouraging them that they are making the right choice, and assuring them they are doing a great job), rarely experience this occurrence.

    Your hormones also provide energy to your cells. They act as messengers, telling the body how to regulate itself and the processes within. There are a few organs and glands that produce these hormones, and then they are sent out into the body to regulate fluid balances, electrolyte balances, nutrient levels, metabolism, and so much more. And many hormones overlap each other and work together to perform certain functions. But the tiniest shift or imbalance in hormones can throw off the body completely. When one thing is off, say your nutrient levels, that can affect sleep, which impacts memory, mental clarity, and on and on and on.

    Specific hormones produced in the sexual organs, such as estrogen and progesterone, have a direct impact on brain chemistry, which in turn, effects emotions, moods, and behavior. Emotions and feelings also stimulate the release of specific hormones. To top it off, hormones like estrogen directly impacts dopamine and serotonin, the feel-good chemicals in your brain. And during postpartum, estrogen is CRASHING, which can cause depression and even psychosis.

    But there is great news in that oxytocin, another feel good hormone, is extremely high for mamas postpartum who haven’t had Pitocin (used to augment labor) during the birth process. Side note: Pitocin is an artificial version of oxytocin and when administered, shuts down a woman’s natural oxytocin release. This gives mother hardly any once the baby is born, leaving her susceptible to postpartum depression due to the significant estrogen drop. Oxytocin is also a hormone responsible for your bonding and connecting with your baby, and even responsible for ejecting milk to feed your baby. Truly a magnificent, all-performing, mama hormone.

    Your body is really a delicate dance of hormones.

    One mishap within them, and your entire system can become out of balance. Your moods can become negative and feel like they are taking over without your control. And bonding with your baby may feel overwhelming and non-existent. And of course, your relationship with your partner may be on edge, where you are snapping or crying in a split moment without warning, and completely suffering from lack of a sex drive, sleep, and everything in-between.

    And this isn’t even getting into how our gut health effects hormones!

    Hormone imbalances can affect a woman for many years and even extend into her menopause. Essentially, what you do in postpartum will affect you for the rest of your life.

    So if our hormones are so sensitive, how could we possibly make sure that they are in balance and well cared for?

     

    Download your free 7 Secrets to Balancing Hormones Naturally in Postpartum

    Want to know how to heal your postpartum hormones and get them back on track again? Download everything you need to know on how to support your body right here. These 7 secrets are exactly what I use to heal my clients and transform their postpartum from depression to bliss.

      For most of us, the last thought running through your head in postpartum is about how to balance your hormones. Nor should it be. We as mothers have enough to think about. This is exactly why I stress the importance of preparing for postpartum in advance. So that you have the tools you need already in place so that the only thing on your mind is caring for your newest addition.

      Over the next few months, I’ll be writing more on exactly what you can do to support your hormones. If you want specific and guaranteed significant results within a matter of weeks (rather than the average of four years), you can work with me one on one. To learn more, click here.