But what happens when mom doesn’t find that balance? While all new moms experience some fatigue, unexplained tears and mood swings, these concerns typically fade as mom and baby become more familiar with each other. However, when these symptoms linger, mom starts to worry that she is not a “good mom” because she can’t quite get it together. These feelings only compound the anxiety, and now she’s afraid if she says anything that people will know she’s not a good mom, so she struggles in silence.
As many as 80 percent of new moms are affected by the “baby blues” and will need help making it through this pivotal period, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Sudden fluctuations in hormones, nutrients and iron deficiency are strong factors behind the onset of baby blues. Combine that with fatigue, sleep deprivation and the physical and emotional stress of the birth process and it’s a wonder that any mom makes it through this time unscathed.
In today’s do-it-all society, women can be reluctant to ask for help. Fortunately, Mother Nature has provided help in the form of the placenta. This “after birth” that was once thought of as medical waste and discarded, is now being processed into powder form in the Traditional Chinese Medicine method of steaming and dehydrating, and put into capsules for mom to take daily during the crucial postpartum period. Rich in nutrients, vitamins, minerals and hormones, the placenta capsules help mom regain a sense of normalcy so that she can care for herself, her baby and her family, and beat the baby blues naturally.