Can I be honest with you?
Having a baby is amazing.
Living life after having a baby is also amazing.
And sometimes it can be hard.
At the very same time as looking at this little bundle of joy in your arms while you're feeling huge surges of oxytocin (ie that love hormone) you can also be feeling sadness.
Maybe the sadness isn't even related to being overtired and awake at crazy hours, often alone. Maybe it's just the state of the world. Maybe it's that we're often forced to go back to work way way way too soon (at least here in America). Maybe it's that you forgot to load the clothing into the dryer or put that food in the freezer so it doesn't go bad.
Motherhood is a whole lot of different feelings and I suspect that doesn't ever change no matter how old our children get or how many we have.
And with all of those feelings we can also support are mental and physical health to oftentimes feel better (better can mean a lot of things of course).
Keeping with our central theme these days, mental health (i.e. how ya might be feeling) is hugely impacted by the gut, in many more ways than just one (or even several) IG posts can really discuss. But to keep it short and simple, what you eat and what you put on your body directly impacts your mental and physical health.
The Gut-Brain Axis (exactly what it sounds like) plays a role in mood regulation. Gut health influences neurotransmitter production, and disruptions in gut function may contribute to mood swings and affect postpartum mental health, which is closely tied to hormonal fluctuations.
Which means it's so important that we take proper care of our gut, but how do we do that!?
Grab my Gut Health Made Easy guide here to learn how!