For a long time women have been fed messages that they can (and need to) “bounce back” after pregnancy. It’s as if growing a human is a temporary inconvenience and your body should snap back into place like a rubber band that has been stretched out and is now allowed to recoil freely.
At most, we’re told that things should be “back to normal” at 6 weeks after birth, but for many women that is not the case.
In fact, the frightening statistic is that “in 2018, there were 17 maternal deaths for every 100,000 live births in the U.S. — a ratio more than double that of most other high-income countries.” And what’s more, 52% of those deaths occurred postpartum.
Sadly, we do not talk about postpartum healing enough - thankfully postpartum depression is getting some time in the spotlight - but all mothers need time to heal and the right resources to do so.
That’s why I was thrilled to chat with my expert guest on Wannabe Minimalist this week.
Maranda Bower is the CEO and Founder of Postpartum University®, supporting both professionals and mothers in health and whole-body healing.
She is a renowned expert and top educator in the fields of functional nutrition and coaching in relation to postpartum and nicknamed the “Womb Whisperer”. Maranda has also been named as a best-selling author, is an international speaker, and has appeared in over 50+ publications.
We dive into so many fascinating topics and I am ashamed to say that I was not as educated on this topic as I feel I should have been - since I am a mother and have been through the postpartum phase. buries my face in my hands.
But that all changes today! I learned a lot (as well as gained an appreciation for my own experience) and I know you will too.
This episode of the Wannabe Minimalist Show will also help you discover:
How to define the postpartum phaseThe warning signs to look out for postpartumWhy decluttering is essential for postpartum lifeWhat we can learn from other cultures about postpartum healingHow to be an advocate for other moms in the postpartum phase
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Postpartum statistics: https://www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/issue-briefs/2020/nov/maternal-mortality-maternity-care-us-compared-10-countries
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