Postpartum Depletion

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About Oscar

Dr Oscar Serrallach graduated with a medical degree (MBChB) from the Auckland School of Medicine, New Zealand in 1996. He received his fellowship of Family Medicine and General Practice in 2008 and is currently completing a Fellowship in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine. He is the owner and principal doctor at the Mullumbimby Integrative Medical Centre based in Northern NSW Australia, which he has been running since 2011.

Episode highlights

  • The famous GOOP article.

  • What is Postnatal Depletion

  • Why symptoms can be seen even 7 years postpartum

  • Oscar talks about how many mothers he believes are affected by Postnatal Depletion.

  • Mother’s struggles have become normalised.

  • Oscar’s findings from travelling around the world looking at mother-care in various communities

  • Oscar’s mother-care project.

  • Mother-care as a starting point for societal repair

  • Antidote to masculine energy.

  • Role of the father

  • Main drivers for postnatal depletion

  • The village it takes to raise a baby AND a mother.

  • Maternal brain changes in pregnancy

  • The impact of postnatal depletion for mothers in subsequent pregnancies

  • How mother’s struggles have become normalised.

  • Oscar’s holistic approach to maternal wellbeing.

Relevant links

Oscar’s book The Postnatal Depletion Cure and his website

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