In motherhood, there is a phenomenon known as “Postnatal Depletion”.
First coined by Dr Oscar Serrallach, it acknowledges that pregnancy, birth, feeding, hormonal and brain changes, and sleep interruptions all contribute to a depletion within the body.
It’s the understanding that motherhood, in all of its glory and mess, has an effect on us…
And that effect must be held sacred. It must be seen, felt, and then healed.
Otherwise, it stays with us long after it should, depleting us on many levels.