Archive

Category Archives for "Stress & Fatigue"

Most new mothers experience a level of stress and fatigue they never knew was possible. Fortunately there are a number of ways you can get more rest and ease your daily stress that are both natural and safe for you and your baby.

Are You Hooked on Being Tired?

Being a new mother is fatiguing and stressful, but we add onto this a heap of our own inner baggage of being perfect. The stress from our heavy inner beliefs weighs on us, leading us to being chronically tried, but still not good enough.

To change this, the first place to start is to take a look at your beliefs about what a “good” mom does. Is it some version of a “super mom?” Are your expectations of yourself out of alignment with the deeper needs of your body or your spirit?

Continue reading

How to Fall Apart Well

Motherhood stress comes in many different forms. Each of us has a certain amount of responsibilities and challenges we can handle at any given time, but if one more thing gets added to the equation, it can throw us into feelings of anxiety, anger, and intense overwhelm. When I am at the max of mother stress, I have the feeling of “falling apart.”

Continue reading

Nettle Tea for Postpartum Fatigue & Exhaustion

Nettles and nettle tea are a great restorative and soothing medicinal used to help with postpartum fatigue, exhaustion and some of the anxiety that many new mothers feel.

Nettle tea is very nourishing though it has a robust leafy flavor. I sometimes have it instead of a cup of black tea because it gives me a slight pick me up, but it’s calming at the same time, unlike black tea. Its deep green chlorophyll helps create strong rich blood which strengthens a woman’s vitality. Since they are both a calming and restorative herb, nettles are a great choice as part of a natural treatment for postpartum fatigue and anxiety.

Continue reading

6 Vitamins & Supplements for Postpartum Exhaustion

The main thing I hear from new moms during the postpartum period (from a few months to two years) is exhaustion. During this time, there are huge demands on your body, including breastfeeding, replenishing the lost nutrient reserves and blood from pregnancy and labor, going back to work, adapting to a new life and many sleepless nights. These additional demands contribute to what is termed postpartum exhaustion which can lead to postpartum depression.
Continue reading

How to Stay Calm When Your Baby Won’t Stop Crying

Taking care of a baby can be downright stressful. I think every parent has experienced being at their wit’s end and feeling like they’re going to lose it! Maybe you were up all night with your crying baby, you’re exhausted, you just want a break and you still have other responsibilities. Your nerves are frayed and it feels like your doing all you can to hold it together.

Continue reading