If you’re a mum, fatigue, loss of libido, brain fog (mumbrain), thinning hair, sagging skin and softer nails are all things we just accept as common and normal after giving birth. However, common doesn’t necessarily mean normal and our next guest chats to us about his work in identifying a syndrome all mothers experience to some degree, called Postnatal Depletion. I first heard of Dr Oscar Serrallach when I was pregnant, he has written a book called The Postnatal Depletion Cure which I started to skim through when I was pregnant, however I didn’t really start to look at it properly until a few months postpartum. (If I could go back to when I was pregnant I would have read his book from cover to cover twice – just to make sure I didn’t miss anything!) We put so much emphasis on the birth and the baby, and like he says in the interview, birth is not the finish line. His article on Gwyneth Paltrow’s website GOOP received world wide attention and in addition to practicing integrative medicine at The Health Lodge in Byron Bay, Dr Oscar has grown a real presence of social media and is a big advocate for restoring mother-centred care in our communities. Mamas you are going to love this episode.