Welcome to the wild ride of postpartum hormones. At times, it can feel like the hormonal circus is in town, and you're the main act. But fear not, dear new parents; there are many herbal allies to help balance a new mother's body and to help you keep your cool on the ride.
Why the Rollercoaster?
As you welcome your beautiful bundle of joy into the world, it's usually a time of pure bliss. On the other hand, it's also a time of change and some sleepless nights. That's enough to throw anyone out of whack. But what's going on inside your body making you feel like an emotional yo-yo? A big shift in your hormone production! During pregnancy, your body goes into overdrive, producing estrogen and progesterone. After birth, your body tries to dive back into homeostasis, making for a significant drop in the production of these hormones. As your body adjusts, some may experience mood swings, irritability, and postpartum blues.
Formulas for the Herbal Toolbox
ReBalance: This formula is a 3 for 1 special with its balancing act. It helps to balance hormones and harmonize the cycle with herbs like Lady's Mantle and Vitex. St. John's Wort and Motherwort support a positive mood and help new mothers move through their emotions more easily. It also supports our body's natural detoxication abilities and helps process excess hormones through the liver with Burdock root.
Postpartum Emotional: This formula is the perfect comforter for those who need extra support in the mood section. Postpartum blues can hit hard, but the herbs within Postpartum Emotional can be the herbal hug you need. With herbs like St. John's wort, Passionflower, and Damiana, it can help to uplift your mood, calm your nervous system, and even support a healthy libido!
Sleepy Nights for Pregnancy: All of WishGarden's pregnancy formulas are also safe to take in the postpartum stage and while nursing. Sleepy Nights for Pregnancy comes in handy when your nervous system is having a hard time calming down when you actually do have a moment to rest. Whether you just woke up in the middle of the night and are trying to fall back asleep or need a midday nap, this formula can help calm the chatter in your mind and soothe into serene sleep.
While the wild hormonal shifts may temporarily get you down, remember you are not alone! There are many natural ways to make the postpartum stage much smoother and allow you to enjoy the bliss a little more.
Be sure to check out the other postpartum herbal allies we have to offer.
Rebecca Younger is passionate about herbs and women's health. She aspires to plant seeds of inspiration within her community about plant medicine and healthier ways of life. She studied Herbal Medicine at Herbalism Roots in Denver and is a certified Doula through the Matrona Foundation. She is the customer journey lead at WishGarden Herbs.
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