Postnatal depletion occurs during the first few months of postpartum, but it can sometimes last a little longer.
During pregnancy, your baby gets the first dibs on all your previous nutrients before these are lost during labour and birth. And any nutrients that a mum does have left will end up being used for breastmilk.
Not only does this leave mum feeling physically exhausted, but a lack of sleep, daily stresses and emotional highs and lows contribute to feelings of mental depletion.
It’s totally normal and the majority of women will experience this in one way or another, usually, with symptoms of brain fog, exhaustion, feeling ‘wired’, poor immune function, thinning hair, brittle nails and difficulty sleeping - to name a few!
The good news is, with the right nutritional support, new mums can find the adjustment to motherhood much easier. With well rounded postnatal vitamins, they can feel supported, energised, alert and more present.